The PolitiFact "false" rating comes the same week as the Trump administration's filing of legal arguments asking the Supreme Court to toss Obamacare-based on that big ol' deficit-doubling tax cut bill supported by McSally that eliminated the penalty for not having health insurance.
Blue states and congressional Democrats are defending the law.
In the real world, very little will change right away.
The Supreme Court is unlikely to hear the case before voters go to the polls in November, US media report. Trump has repeatedly maintained such protections will remain in place despite his administration's efforts to have the entire law overturned. If the justices agree to discard the program, it would leave more than 23 million people uninsured, according to the Washington Post. Coverage of preventive care and birth control, among others, will be dead. The late-night brief, filed Thursday in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, carries major implications for the presidential election. It would provide more assistance to those just above the poverty level, and it would limit monthly premiums to 8.5% of enrollees' income, instead of almost 10% under the current law. Fifty-two per cent approved of the ACA in March, while 47% disapproved.
The legal fight stems from a provision known as the individual mandate, which originally required people to acquire health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
Close to half a million Americans just recently signed up for the Affordable Care Act after losing their jobs and their health insurance during the pandemic.
Start your morning with everything you need to know, and nothing you don't. If the justices agree, it would cost an estimated 20 million Americans their insurance coverage and nullify protections for pre-existing conditions.
The disagreements more than how much to go in trying to squash the Inexpensive Care Act in the center of an election calendar year have happened even within the ranks of leading Trump administration officers, as CNN has reported.
"We are protecting people with preexisting conditions and we always will", added the president.
Yet Trump has promised he would preserve those safeguards, without laying out a plan for how he would do that. The mandate, the Trump administration is arguing, is not severable from the rest of the act.
"If Donald Trump has his way, complications from COVID-19 could become a new pre-existing condition".
The nation's public-health landscape is increasingly ugly.
"If Donald Trump prevails in courtroom, insurers would be permitted after once again to strip absent coverage, jack up rates, simply simply because of the battle they survived, battling coronavirus", Biden stated. The economic shutdown to try to slow the spread of coronavirus is likely to have made things much worse, but government numbers aren't available to quantify the impact. That's an increase of 46% from the same time period previous year. That was an increase of 1.9 million uninsured, or 0.5 percentage point, from 2017.
It's unclear from the government numbers how numerous new enrollees lost their coverage because of layoffs due to the pandemic.