Trump: ‘All Republicans’ Support Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions – Or, ‘They Will After I Speak to Them’

By Craig Bannister | October 18, 2018 | 4:08pm EDT
Pres. Donald Trump (Screenshot)

President Donald Trump is slamming claims by Democrats like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that Republicans want to eliminate health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

Trump promised that, not only does he totally support pre-existing condition coverage, but all other Republicans do, too – or, they will, when he gets through with them:

“All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions, and if they don’t, they will after I speak to them. I am in total support. Also, Democrats will destroy your Medicare, and I will keep it healthy and well.”

Earlier in the day, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement accusing Republicans of “blurting out the truth”: they want to employ a “monstrous campaign” to “destroy protections for 130 million people with pre-existing conditions”:

“Republicans keep blurting out the truth: if the GOP controls Congress next year, they will return to their monstrous campaign to steal health insurance from tens of millions of families, raise health costs, impose an age tax on older Americans, and destroy protections for the 130 million people with pre-existing conditions.”

“The GOP has used their control of Washington to wage a bitter war on the health care of families and seniors. After the American people rose up against the GOP’s assault on health care in the Congress, Republicans then cynically turned to the courts to destroy protections for people for pre-existing conditions.”

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