The Hill reports:
President Trump on Friday teased an executive order to require health insurers to cover all preexisting conditions, something already established under the Affordable Care Act, which his administration is suing to dismantle.
“Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all companies,” Trump said during a news conference at his Bedminster property in New Jersey. “That’s a big thing. I’ve always been very strongly in favor. We have to cover preexisting conditions.”
Trump claimed such a move “has never been done before,” though insurance companies are already required to cover patients with preexisting conditions under the Affordable Care Act, which was enacted in 2010.
THIS. IS. LEADERSHIP.@realDonaldTrump just announced that he’s going to sign an upcoming Executive Order to cover pre-existing conditions.
— J. Hogan Gidley (@JHoganGidley) August 8, 2020
Thanks to Obamacare, we have ALREADY had coverage for preexisting conditions FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS, despite trump’s repeated attempts to kill it — during a pandemic.#ThanksObama
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 8, 2020