(CNN)President Donald Trump has long sought, unsuccessfully, to kill the Affordable Care Act, which established an unprecedented level of protection for those with pre-existing conditions. But on Monday, he claimed credit for being “the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare” in a tweet blasting an ad by former New York City Mayor and 2020 Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg that attacks the President’s record on health care. The ad is one of three Bloomberg health care spots running in at least 26 states, according to the campaign. Mini Mike Bloomberg is spending a lot of money on False Advertising. I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare, you have it now, while at the same time winning the fight to rid you of the expensive, unfair and very unpopular Individual Mandate…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020 Facts First: Trump’s claim about protecting those with pre-existing conditions is false. Though Trump says he would do this, h is administration has consistently taken steps to undermine the Affordable Care Act — including joining a lawsuit aimed at striking down the law — without presenting alternative plans that would offer similar benefits. The Affordable Care Act barred… Read full this story
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