In an op-ed for USA Today, Donald Trump tells lie after lie regarding Democrats and health care.
Trump leads with a lie right at the start saying Democrats “want to outlaw private health care plans, taking away freedom to choose plans while letting anyone cross our border.”
Dishonestly called “Medicare for All,” the Democratic proposal would establish a government-run, single-payer health care system that eliminates all private and employer-based health care plans and would cost an astonishing $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years.
As a candidate, I promised that we would protect coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions and create new health care insurance options that would lower premiums. I have kept that promise, and we are now seeing health insurance premiums coming down.
I also made a solemn promise to our great seniors to protect Medicare. That is why I am fighting so hard against the Democrats’ plan that would eviscerate Medicare. Democrats have already harmed seniors by slashing Medicare by more than $800 billion over 10 years to pay for Obamacare. Likewise, Democrats would gut Medicare with their planned government takeover of American health care.
Democrats haven’t ‘slashed’ Medicare spending. How could they? They don’t control Congress.
Trump proposed $350 billion in net Medicare cuts in his budget and there were about $540 billion in Medicare cuts in the House GOP budget plan.
Also, Democrats have never said they want to ‘outlaw’ private health care plans.
And finally, Democrats as a party have never campaigned for totally open borders.
It’s just lie after lie after lie with Trump.
This column may break the record for the number of falsehoods from a President ever published in a newspaper op-Ed. Just this tweet alone is false – “outlaw private health care plans” and “letting anyone cross our border” Huh? Fact check: false and false. Come on USA Today. https://t.co/1SPKMztmJL
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 10, 2018
How can @usatoday allow Trump tp publish an article with documented falsehoods? https://t.co/akDAGCWoRN via @usatoday
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 10, 2018
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) October 10, 2018