Trump Echoes Perdue Lie On Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions As SCOTUS Opens Term That Includes ACA Arguments

October 6, 2020

Senator Perdue voted multiple times to threaten protections for nearly 2 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions and supports the Republican lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act 

ATLANTA — Today, as the Supreme Court opens a new term that will include hearing arguments on the GOP lawsuit to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act and end protections for people with pre-existing conditions, President Trump amplified Senator David Perdue’s efforts to run away from the GOP record of working to strip away those protections despite the fact that Trump’s own administration is backing the lawsuit to overturn the health care law

A PolitiFact fact-check recently deemed Senator Perdue’s deceptive ads and his claims to support protecting pre-existing conditions coverage as “False.” Just days ago, Perdue said “My opponent and his team have spent millions of dollars on ads fabricating that I voted against health care coverage for those with pre-existing conditions,” yet last week, Senator David Perdue did just that by voting to allow the Trump administration to continue backing the lawsuit and against protecting 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions, giving the Trump administration a green light to push for a court decision that strips away Americans’ needed health care coverage. 

While a recent poll showed that a clear majority of Georgians support keeping the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions intact, Senator Perdue has attempted to “obscure [his] position on pre-existing conditions,” and pledged his “strongest support” for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and longtime, vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act – who legal scholars say poses a threat to safeguarding coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. 

“Senator Perdue and President Trump are panicking because they know their agenda to strip away health care coverage and protections for pre-existing conditions is overwhelmingly unpopular,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “After Perdue’s reckless vote to allow the Trump administration to continue to push the Supreme Court to overturn the health care law for Georgians, there’s no way to cover up where he stands on this fundamental issue, which is why Georgians won’t be sending Senator Perdue back to Washington.”


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