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Dem Senator Blasts Trump’s False Claim About GOP Bill Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions: ‘This Is A Lie’

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Dem Senator Blasts Trump’s False Claim About GOP Bill Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions: ‘This Is A Lie’




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.”

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.

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