Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after President Trump signed an executive order he claims will protect people with pre-existing conditions, despite three years of working to dismantle their protections, including his lawsuit asking the Supreme Court to tear down the pre-existing condition benefit and every other protection of the Affordable Care Act:
“President Trump’s bogus executive order on pre-existing conditions isn’t worth the paper it’s signed on. It is an insult to every family with someone with a pre-existing condition that President Trump thinks he can get away with this farce while he races a justice onto the Supreme Court to strike down the lifesaving protections enshrined into law by the Affordable Care Act.
“For his entire Administration, President Trump has used every tool and every chance he gets to weaken or rip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions. If President Trump cared at all about people with pre-existing conditions, he would drop his lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic.
“Democrats will continue our fight to defend and strengthen pre-existing condition protections from Congress to the Courts.”
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