Trump says he has a better plan for preexisting conditions. He doesn’t

Donald Trump appears Tuesday at a rally in Virginia, where he complained about a crying baby and took off after China.
Healthcare experts say the only way to protect people with preexisting conditions is through a coverage mandate or “massive subsidies.” President Trump claims to have found another way. (EPA)

Protection of people with preexisting conditions returned to the spotlight Monday as Democrats insisted a more conservative Supreme Court will take away such safeguards and Republicans countered that they have a plan to make things a lot better, although they’re not saying how.

President Trump set the tone for the GOP.

“Republicans must state loudly and clearly that WE are going to provide much better Healthcare at a much lower cost,” he tweeted. “Get the word out! Will always protect pre-existing conditions!!!”

And he added:

“We will have Healthcare which is FAR BETTER than ObamaCare, at a FAR LOWER COST — BIG PREMIUM REDUCTION. PEOPLE WITH PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS WILL BE PROTECTED AT AN EVEN HIGHER LEVEL THAN NOW.

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