Affordable Care Act: Trump's health insurance executive order sparks fury, Internet says it's called 'Obamacare'

Internet reminded POTUS these conditions are covered in the existing Affordable Care Act, something his administration has appealed to dismantle


                            Affordable Care Act: Trump's health insurance executive order sparks fury, Internet says it's called 'Obamacare'
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On August 7, President Donald Trump shared his plans of working towards an executive order to require health insurers to cover all pre-existing conditions, a requirement that already exists under the Affordable Care Act, which his administration is suing to dismantle, according to The Hill. As quoted in the report, POTUS said, "Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all companies. That’s a big thing. I’ve always been very strongly in favor. We have to cover preexisting conditions."

He claimed such a move "has never been done before", even though as per the existing norms, insurance companies are already required to cover patients with pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act, which was enacted in 2010. However, according to the report, the Justice Department, in late June, had argued in a Supreme Court briefing that the entire Affordable Care Act should be invalidated.

Now, when the president says something, it is highly unlikely that Twitter would not discuss it and give him a piece of their mind. One user said, "We already have coverage for preexisting conditions under the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. It's been the law since 2010. Oh I forgot that the trump administration & Republican AG's sued to invalidate the law. It is pending in front of SCOTUS."



 

One pointed out, "Say what? That's exactly what Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, did before you tried to strip it out. Once again, trump lies and tries to take credit for the work of others. Chump."



 

One angry user tweeted, "Obama already did that with the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Why are Republicans so stupid! Do you all have bought degrees like trump. Seriously, how can #MAGA #KAG #Trump2020 stand this imbecile treating them like morons. #TrumpIsANationalDisgrace It's already law, KAREN!



 

Another user shared, "Before the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and its protections for preexisting conditions, 45 million Americans had no healthcare. The ACA brought coverage to tens of millions. Trump's tried to repeal the law and is now trying in court. The ACA is law, not a Trump promise."



 

Another claimed, "Did not @BarackObama already do this! It's called the Affordable Care Act!! This guy has tried to rebrand everything Obama did just the way he's slapped his name on existing properties, and was later asked to take his name off."



 

One said, "Trump by executive order has pre-existing conditions protected which is what Obama Care (Affordable Care Act) already does. Just more proof that trump is not mentally well. #TrumpIsSick."



 

Another said, "'Affordable Care Act' This LIAR is playing a dangerous game of baiting along idiots who still believe one word out of his LYING mouth. What is major about a liar saying one thing, but is fighting in court to take away health care from 20 million people which would end ACA."



 

According to Reuters, insurance companies were prohibited from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act passed under former president Barack Obama, known as Obamacare. As per the report, Trump has been critical of the cost and coverage under Obamacare and has been promising since his 2016 campaign to replace it with a better plan.

According to LA Times, Trump earlier said that he would be “signing a healthcare plan within two weeks, a full and complete healthcare plan" on July 17. But now, according to the report, he said he may have something to offer by August end. He said, “It’s just about completed."

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