President Trump’s False Promises on Healthcare

Instead of his prior guarantee that no one would lose coverage gained through the Affordable Care Act, Trump adopted the double speak offered by now Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in his confirmation hearings, that Americans with pre-existing conditions will have “access” to coverage.

Yet, as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) aptly noted in that same hearing, “access” to buying expensive private insurance, with no serious plan to rein in skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs, is meaningless. “I have access to buying a $10 million home; I don’t have the money to do that,” Sanders reminded a smirking Price.

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