Priebus: Trump won’t ‘let you down’ if you have pre-existing conditions
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that President Trump won’t “let you down” if you have pre-existing conditions, referring to the recently passed House bill to repeal and replace key ObamaCare provisions.
“If you have a pre-existing condition, this president is not going to let you down,” Priebus told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
Priebus said the new GOP healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act, won’t affect Americans with pre-existing conditions if their health insurance coverage is through their employers, if they have continuous coverage, or if they have Medicare or Medicaid. The bill that passed the House last week included an amendment allowing states to waive ObamaCare restrictions on charging individuals more for insurance based on their health.
He also said Republicans put “billions upon billions of dollars into high-risk pools to buy down any premium that they would have to pay for, and that’s just in the House bill.”
Trump vowed on the campaign trail to “take care of everybody” if he won.
“I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now,” then Republican candidate Trump said on CBS’s “60 Minutes” in September 2015.
Priebus on Sunday said Trump kept his promise.
Trump last Thursday said that the Senate could change the GOP healthcare bill “a little bit” before it goes to a vote in the upper chamber.
“It could be maybe even better. It’s a very good bill right now,” he said.