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New fact check confirms Republicans have no plan to fully protect people with pre-existing conditions if their reckless lawsuit succeeds
ATLANTA — While all of Georgia’s Republican Senate contenders were happy to stand behind President Donald Trump during today’s event, all of them continue to dodge or deflect questions on the consequences of the administration-backed anti-health care lawsuit — specifically what would happen to 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions if Republicans succeed in their quest to overturn the entire health care law.
Today, a new fact check from the Washington Post reveals why these Republicans are so hesitant to talk about their plan to fully protect Georgians with pre-existing conditions: they have none.
Despite their continuous crusade against the health care law, “no replacement plan has emerged from the administration and Republicans in Congress hardly agree on what it would look like,” particularly when it comes to “how to preserve the protections for preexisting health conditions.”
The result: the Washington Post gives Senate Republicans Four Pinocchios on their baseless claims that they would protect people with pre-existing conditions given that “millions of Americans could lose their health coverage” even under their supposed back-up plans if their reckless lawsuit succeeds.
“Georgia Republicans’ embrace of Donald Trump also means embracing the toxic anti-health care lawsuit championed by his administration which would threaten pre-existing conditions protections for over 1.8 million Georgians,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Georgia’s GOP Senate candidates owe Georgians an explanation about why they still have no plan to fully protect those with pre-existing conditions in the middle of a pandemic.”
Read more about Senate Republicans’ “Four Pinocchio” rating on health care from the Washington Post:
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