Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday called out Senate Republicans and President Trump for saying that the GOP’s last-ditch ObamaCare repeal bill includes protections for pre-existing conditions.
“This is a lie. A horrible knowing fabrication,” Murphy tweeted Wednesday night. “The bill is intentionally constructed to force states to drop this protection.”
This is a lie. A horrible knowing fabrication. The bill is intentionally constructed to force states to drop this protection. https://t.co/t6z2bckyN5
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 21, 2017
His comments came after Trump tweeted that the Graham-Cassidy bill includes protections for pre-existing conditions.
“I would not sign Graham-Cassidy if it did not include coverage of pre-existing conditions,” Trump tweeted Wednesday night. “It does! A great Bill. Repeal & Replace.”
The Hill added:
The debate over pre-existing conditions centers on a provision that allows states to waive an ObamaCare rule that prevents people with pre-existing conditions from being charged higher premiums due to an illness. Critics of the bill argue that if states waived the rule, coverage could become unaffordable for people with pre-existing conditions.
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill next week.