This is the same lie Trump and many Republicans told during the 2018 elections. They are not defending coverage of pre-existing conditions. Republican states have a lawsuit which would end it and the Trump administration is not defending Obamacare. Trump lies all the time but this is one of his worst lies.
Obamacare has become more popular since people now appreciate features such as protection for people with pre-existing conditions. Republicans are going against the public when they try to destroy it. They also have no replacement plan. Sad!
KFF Health Tracking Poll: 53% favorable / 40% unfavorable rating for Obamacare; many of its provisions continue to be quite popular (@KaiserFamFound) details: https://t.co/HDKvuWWYxl pic.twitter.com/PW8Lb5bM1M
— OpinionToday.com (@OpinionToday) December 15, 2018
Actually, Obamacare approval rating is higher than your approval rating.https://t.co/PqDeFJXLKg
— Sally Deal (@SallyDeal4) December 15, 2018
This one won't be a winner for you once people start losing health care with no replacement from Trump. You have convinced your voters that only poor black people benefit from Obamacare.
Fox News poll: Voters like Obamacare more than GOP tax cuts.https://t.co/eXs3MIfaUe
— Danny (@danzu72) December 15, 2018
It will be difficult for Democrats to pass their health plan, even with a Democratic president, because of the difficulty of getting a Senate majority
Yeah, the "this paves the way for Democrats to pass M4A" arguments really need wrestle with the fact that the Dems' current coalition (urban, college-educated, ~40% nonwhite) makes it pretty darn hard for them to win the Senate. https://t.co/OtVMkWesG8
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) December 15, 2018
This is a very good survey of the various Democratic health care plans currently out there. Important to note that they share basic philosophy and goals; variation is mainly about judgment of political feasibility 1/ https://t.co/e7dteITMUq
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) December 14, 2018
Many Republicans, including Trump, claimed they wanted to preserve the popular Obamacare provision to protect people with pre-existing conditions. At the same time, they supported a court case to kill Obamacare.
Now, a judge made a far-reaching decision that goes beyond even what some Republicans wanted but that was always a risk. Trump tweeted praise for the decision which kills all of Obamacare. This will wind up in the Supreme Court.
The GOP know that they can’t repeal the ACA in Congress. So they’ve continued their crusade through the courts — and a right-wing judge in Texas ruled in their favor. Let’s be very clear: the ACA is still the law of the land. https://t.co/ddjSJsXWkc
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) December 15, 2018
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) December 15, 2018
Two legal experts who were on opposite sides of challenges to ACA at SCOTUS in 2012 and 2015 agree this time on how flawed last night's ACA ruling was: "this decision makes a mockery of the rule of law and basic principles of democracy." https://t.co/XUHgmPvQnV
— Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) December 15, 2018
Judge Reed O'Connor, appointed by George W. Bush, previously blocked other Obama protections including another ACA rule, transgender rights, native American children's rights. You get the picture. https://t.co/p66AbF3wsJ
— Kevin B. Blackistone (@ProfBlackistone) December 15, 2018
I have a lot of friends who will try to downplay this ACA decision – "it's totally unsound logic!" "It will be appealed!" – but it actually should be a mass freakout moment about how vulnerable our hard-won progressive gains remain due to the fact we ceded the courts to the GOP
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) December 15, 2018
Researchers find roughly one additional death per year for every 800 people who lose insurance. So if the result of the GOP suit is that ACA falls and millions of Americans lose insurance, the consequence is also clear: More Americans will die. https://t.co/Xz01FYJBQT
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) December 15, 2018
Short answer: Every legal attack on ACA has been focused on the market-based aspects. Mandate, subsidies. No court has suggested that expanding existing government programs would violate the Constitution. https://t.co/1HkpcQ1odp
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 15, 2018
Analysis: With ACA in peril, Republicans get to show if they really want to protect people with preexisting conditions https://t.co/0CwwlsLuni
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 15, 2018
Tonight’s absurd ruling exposes the monstrous endgame of the GOP’s all-out assault on people w/ pre-existing conditions & the ACA. When @HouseDemocrats take the gavel, the House will swiftly intervene in the appeals process to #ProtectOurCare!
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 15, 2018
This is exactly why Cruz argued that the ACA needed to be killed in 2013 — once the benefits were locked in, it would be politically impossible to take them away. 40 House Republicans, when they finish updating their resumes, will tell you he was right. https://t.co/wk43aJFgCw
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 15, 2018
The case, seemingly bound for the Supreme Court's new conservative majority, now threatens to complicate a wide array of policies. https://t.co/6jt0XpYS5a
— POLITICO (@politico) December 15, 2018
There was not enough coverage of this lie at the time. https://t.co/ySUNr1lTKb
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) December 15, 2018
Former President Barack Obama responded to a federal judge's ruling that core aspects of the Affordable Care Act were unconstitutional. https://t.co/JtTQnNLAmW
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December 16, 2018
— The New Republic (@newrepublic) October 16, 2018
Republicans are suing to get rid of protection for people with pre-existing conditions but they lie and say they support it.
As you read this, Trump and GOP are still trying to gut coverage for pre-existing coverage in a lawsuit in federal court. Can The MSM media PLEASE cover this at least half as much as they Covered Trump meeting Kanye?! This will have a real impact on lives! https://t.co/GVFpW2xQDB
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) October 14, 2018
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) October 15, 2018
— Senate Democrats (@dscc) October 12, 2018
Erik Paulsen in #MN03 also lies about protecting people with pre-existing conditions. Truth is his actual votes would gut the ACA’s protection of those with pre-existing conditions. #VotesNotQuotes #HealthCareVoter https://t.co/d6I1dIhgW7
— Lana Fx Slavitt (@somuchweirdness) October 16, 2018
.@ScottWalker has said throughout #WIGOV race that if ACA is repealed, he'd call a special session to have the Legislature pass a bill requiring coverage for pre-existing conditions. @SenFitzgerald told reporters today he's not sure there are enough GOP Senate votes to pass it.
— Jessie Opoien (@jessieopie) October 16, 2018
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) October 16, 2018
Um—you’re literally trying to overturn the ACA. So, this is a lie. https://t.co/AKdSxgG5Az
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) October 15, 2018
“I have always been very clear: I do not support repeal-only,” Stefanik said.
— Tedra Cobb for Congress (@TedraCobb) October 16, 2018
Helluva line from Arizona GOP Senate candidate Martha McSally tonight: “We cannot go back to where we were before Obamacare, where people were one diagnosis away from going bankrupt.”
She voted for the AHCA, which repealed Obamacare.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 16, 2018
Outrageous attempt to keep workers from signing up for healthcare on their day off.
Obamacare signup site to be shut down for 12 hours nearly every Sunday of open enrollment | PBS NewsHour https://t.co/pIadA29fZg
— Jill Wine-Banks (@JillWineBanks) October 15, 2018
Missouri’s attorney general is suing to kill Obamacare, throwing the lives of millions with pre-existing conditions into uncertainty pic.twitter.com/ZGl7AwTnmg
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 11, 2018
Why are so many GOP politicians lying about their efforts to undo Obamacare and stop protections against pre existing condition exclusion. If they are lying now, what will they do if elected? https://t.co/ZIN72LWAv2
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) October 16, 2018
"I was only against it until I was for it." https://t.co/yP6ZEtW0on
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) October 11, 2018
Trump is lying about saving the pre existing safeguards in Obamacare because his Administration is part of a lawsuit to end them. He indecently continues to attack the late Senator McCain while the other Republicans remain silent. https://t.co/aC3sPJeXlG
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) October 11, 2018
"Voters now overwhelmingly list preserving health coverage and protections for people with pre-existing conditions as top issues, and roughly 70 percent say the future of Obamacare factors prominently in their vote." https://t.co/Ce1L5i7Q8U
— Health Care Voter (@HealthCareVoter) October 16, 2018
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) October 12, 2018
Here are those who fought hard to kill ObamaCare now basically promising ObamaCare if they're (re)elected.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) October 16, 2018