Reprinted from The New York Times by Linda Qiu on September 21, 2018.
WHAT WAS SAID
“When it comes to health insurance, Donald Trump and Republicans will protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”
— President Trump, at a campaign rally on Thursday night in Las Vegas
This requires context.
The Justice Department told a federal court in June that it would no longer defend provisions in the Affordable Care Act that protect patients with pre-existing medical conditions.
In a brief responding to a lawsuit filed by Texas and 19 other states, the Justice Department called the individual mandate — which requires most Americans to buy insurance or face financial penalties — unconstitutional. …