Washington, DC — Today the President of the United States made one of his most outlandish lies, tweeting that he “saved” pre-existing condition protection, when in fact he has done everything possible to strip 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions of their protections. In response to this bald-faced lie, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse released the following statement: 

“President Trump’s claim about ‘saving’ protections for pre-existing conditions is an early contender for lie of the year. From day one in office, the president has waged an all-out war on health care, and protections for the 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions have been his number one target. If there was any Republican who could have claimed to save Americans’ health care it was Senator John McCain who stopped Trump’s disastrous repeal effort in its tracks. Since then, Trump has taken to court what he could not do in Congress, overturn the health care law and eliminate protection for Americans with pre-existing conditions.”