TWINS: Gardner & Trump Spew Same Health Care Lie On Same Day
FIRST: Gardner launched ad lying on health care & his “horse excrement” stunt bill that allows insurance companies to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions
THEN: On a ABC News townhall, Trump blatantly lied to a voter about his crusade to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, leaving her “fuming”
Denver, CO – Yesterday, President Trump and Senator Cory Gardner both spewed the same lie about their toxic health care records to try to paper over their joint crusade to gut coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Gardner is using a 117-word stunt bill that has been debunked six ways to Sunday by experts for “expressly allow[ing] insurance companies to deny” coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Fact-checkers call the bill “horse excrement” and advocates say Gardner is trying to deceive voters about his record of voting at least 13 times to repeal, gut, or defund the Affordable Care Act.
Spewing the same lies, Trump is trying to paper over the current lawsuit that he and Gardner support to overturn the ACA — and could gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions — in the middle of a pandemic, which the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear the week after the election. On a ABC News town hall, Trump lied to a voter with a pre-existing condition about his abysmal record on the issue and lack of health care plan, leaving the voter “fuming” after Trump’s “complete reversal of reality.”
Since Gardner unveiled his false TV ad, MSNBC and NBC News joined the chorus of news outlets, healthcare experts, and advocates calling out Gardner’s desperate attempt to “obscure” his record of fighting to rip health care from Coloradans.