10.30.19

Senator David Perdue: Democrats Continue Campaign Of Disinformation On Pre-Existing Conditions

“Yet again, Democrats are deliberately misinforming the American people for their own political gain.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on Senate Democrats’ efforts to reverse a successful Trump Administration healthcare policy:

“Democrats are accusing Republicans of voting to take away protections for pre-existing conditions. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yet again, Democrats are deliberately misinforming the American people for their own political gain. To be clear: the Trump Administration’s guidance on 1332 waivers does not remove protections for pre-existing conditions. In reality, the guidance has brought relief to millions of Americans unable to afford coverage under Obamacare. Average premiums dropped nearly eight percent last year in states that received waivers and increased by three percent in those that did not. The President is working to give the American people more affordable insurance options, while Democrats sit on their hands. They cannot get away with this campaign of disinformation.”

Background:

In seven states that received Section 1332 waivers – Alaska, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, and Wisconsin – average premiums decreased by 7.5 percent from 2018 to 2019. In states that did not receive waivers, premiums increased by 3 percent from 2018 to 2019. 

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When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.