In response to the three year anniversary of Donald Trump’s broken promise to preserve protections for preexisting conditions, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement:
“Even in the face of a devastating pandemic, Donald Trump refuses to put the health of working families first. For three years, he has failed to follow through on his promise to protect more than 1.1 million Nevadans with a preexisting condition. Without the leadership of Democrats to ensure protections for preexisting conditions are permanent for Nevada families, our health care would be at the whim of the GOP’s reckless agenda to overturn the Affordable Care Act, spike health care costs, and jeopardize coverage. Trump’s broken promises are hurting Nevadans when we can least afford it, and come November, we’re putting it to an end.”
BACKGROUND ON TRUMP’S BROKEN PROMISES
Promise: On April 30, 2017, Donald Trump promised that TrumpCare would lower premiums and preserve protections for Americans with preexisting conditions:
“Preexisting conditions are in the bill. And I mandate it. I said has to be. So, we have — we’re going to have lower premiums.”
“But when I watch some of the news reports, which are so unfair, and they say we don’t cover preexisting conditions, we cover it beautifully.”
Reality: Trump’s bill would have put 6.3 million Americans with preexisting conditions at risk for higher premiums.
Reality: Three years later, Republicans are waging a twisted campaign to fully overturn the Affordable Care Act. If they succeed, as many as 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions could be denied coverage or charged higher rates — including more than 1.1 million Nevadans.