Trump Misleads Voters About His Health Care Record and Failed Coronavirus Response

Washington, DC — Tonight, Donald Trump took the debate stage and continued what he’s been doing since he took office — lying to voters about his health care record. One of his most egregious lies was about prescription drugs, when he falsely said he lowered drug costs by “80 or 90 percent” and that insulin was as cheap as water. From his failed response to the coronavirus pandemic to his relentless attacks on the Affordable Care Act and people with pre-existing conditions, President Trump has been waging a war on health care. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“With a vacancy on the Supreme Court and the coronavirus pandemic continuing to ravage our nation, it’s clear that health care is on the ballot, and Donald Trump is working overtime to try to lie to voters about his record. Here’s the truth: Trump has consistently attacked the Affordable Care Act, and his lawsuit to completely overturn the entire law will be heard by the Supreme Court one week after the election. Now, Trump is trying to install anti-ACA Judge Amy Coney Barrett to tilt the balance of the court in his favor so he will be able to eliminate protections for 135 million people with pre-existing conditions and rip health care from more than 23 million Americans during a devastating pandemic, which he made worse.

“After repeatedly downplaying the severity of the virus, undermining his own experts, and deliberately misleading the American people, Trump owns this crisis that has killed more than 200,000 Americans. Now, he pledges to make it even worse by throwing away the health and safety of everyone in this country. Voters know our health care is at stake and the contrast between Donald Trump and Joe Biden Americans saw tonight could not be more stark.” 

BACKGROUND

After Four Years, the Trump Administration’s Talk is Cheap, But Drug Prices Still Aren’t

FACT CHECKS: Trump Lies About Protecting People with Pre-Existing Conditions While Trying to Destroy the ACA in Court