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The Republican ‘Protect Act’ Will Protect Nobody’s Health Care

As Election Day draws near, another important date is looming for tens of millions of Americans with preexisting health conditions: Nov. 10, the day the Supreme Court will hear arguments on striking down the Affordable Care Act.

Despite the claims of Republican lawmakers, who swear abolishing Obamacare will not result in millions losing insurance, an examination of their alternative, the so-called Protect Act, shows that they're lying through their teeth.

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McEnany Refuses To Disclose Details Of Trump’s New ‘Health Plan’

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday refused to provide any details on the health care plan Donald Trump said one night earlier was "all ready" to go.

"I'm not going to give you a readout of what our health care plan looks like and who's working on it," McEnany said in response to a reporter's question about what the plan entailed and who had worked on it. "If you want to know, come work here at the White House."


McEnany's refusal to answer a simple question about Trump's health care plan is par for the course. In the past, she has turned briefings into fights with the media, while pushing lies and falsehoods about Trump's various accusations and claims.

The purpose of the White House news conference is, of course, for the press secretary to inform the American public about the policies the administration is working on. Those with questions about polices that will affect them are not required to work at the White House to know details of those plans.

Of course, it's likely no plan exists at all.

Trump has been promising a new health care plan for years, as he has repeatedly tried to repeal or invalidate the Affordable Care Act through sabotage efforts and lawsuits.

Trump has said numerous times over his three-and-a-half years in office that he would release his health care plan imminently — on at least one occasion promising to release the plan in "two weeks." But those deadlines always come and go with nothing from the White House.

Trump promised a new plan five times in 2020 alone, according to Kaiser Health News, yet has still yet to release anything.

Meanwhile, if the lawsuit seeking to invalidate the ACA — to which Trump has signed on — is successful, millions of people would lose their health care, and those with preexisting conditions would no longer be protected from discrimination from health insurance companies.

Trump has repeatedly lied about his record on preexisting condition protections, reassuring the public that he will guard them against such actions.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.

In Convention Speech, McEnany Claims Trump Protected 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Coverage

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany lied about Donald Trump's stance on preexisting conditions in her speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday.

Trump "stands with people with preexisting conditions," McEnany claimed.

That is false.

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House GOP Candidates Drop Attacks On Obamacare

Almost none of the top Republican House candidates currently in the running are campaigning on repealing the Affordable Care Act in 2020, even as Donald Trump himself pushes to get rid of the law.

Last week — despite the ongoing pandemic — the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to strike down the 2010 law, commonly known as Obamacare. If the Court agrees, 20 million Americans would likely lose their health coverage.

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Will Roberts Reject Trump’s Legal Assault On Obamacare?

This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute.

If you're one of the 23.3 million Americans who depend on Obamacare for your survival, brace yourself for a looming disaster: In the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump is trying yet again to take away your health insurance, and this time he may succeed.

Having failed to persuade Congress to repeal Obamacare in 2017 (remember the historic "thumbs down" vote cast by John McCain), Trump now is asking the Supreme Court to reexamine the law, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and declare the entire statute unconstitutional in a new case—California v. Texas. The case, which began as a federal lawsuit filed by Texas and a group of other predominantly Republican-led states, has been added to the court's docket for the 2020 term, which starts in October.

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Mocking Biden ‘In Basement,’ Fox News Ignores His Health Care Speech In Pennsylvania

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

On the June 25 edition of Bill Hemmer Reports, Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier said that "Democrats are warming to Biden just staying in the basement." This line referenced a common Fox refrain that Biden has been hiding from the public throughout the campaign season, which was repeatedly mentioned earlier in the segment as a "bunker strategy."

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Democrats Seek To Expand Obamacare As Trump Tries Again To Kill It

House Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday to expand access to health care and lower the cost of prescription drugs.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act was unveiled just days before the Trump administration is scheduled to file a brief with the Supreme Court arguing to eliminate the Affordable Care Act.

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McConnell’s Scheme To Protect Corporations From Covid-19 Liability May Fail

Reprinted with permission from DCReport

The landmark Supreme Court decision that upheld most of the Affordable Care Act could help doom efforts by Trump Republicans to shield companies from COVID-19 lawsuits.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wants to give companies that reopen during the pandemic immunity from liability. Such a law, which would supersede state liability laws, could run afoul of the Commerce Clause.

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