Biden Repeats Misleading Talking Point on Preexisting Conditions

Posted on AllSides April 8th, 2022
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In praising the Affordable Care Act, President Joe Biden misleadingly warned of the consequences if Republicans ever repealed the law, saying that would mean “100 million Americans with preexisting conditions can once again be denied health care coverage by their insurance companies.” But those Americans could only be denied coverage on the individual market.

Employer-based plans, the largest source of insurance in the U.S., couldn’t deny an insurance plan to employees before the ACA. They could decline coverage for some preexisting conditions for a limited period, if a new employee had...

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