Fact check: Trump misleads with latest Obamacare claim
NBC News | By Jane C. Timm | Dec 17, 2018
Trump doesn't mention preventative care services, a core tenant of the Affordable Care Act, and the high cost of care across the board.
President Donald Trump said on Monday that sky-high Obamacare deductibles ensure that the insurance plans are "practically not even useable" for those who have them, a claim health care experts said is a misleading one because it ignores a core tenant of the law.
The president's claim, and his exhortation for Congress to pass new health care legislation, comes days after a federal judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The decision is expected to be appealed to the Supreme Court, but for now, Obamacare remains the law of the land, and open enrollment is still ongoing in a handful of states.
Let's look at the facts behind this latest assertion.
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