GOP Star Dan Crenshaw Exposes Democrat Lies About Pre-existing Conditions Bill

The Democrats have launched a new bill in the House of Reps meant to fool Americans into thinking that Republicans don’t want to help Americans with health problems, but Rep. Dan Crenshaw exposed the Democrat lies in a great new video.

In his video, rising GOP star Rep. Dan Crenshaw revealed the lies behind the Democrat’s “Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019.” (HR 986)

If you don’t want to watch the video above, here is the text of Crenshaw’s message:

Let’s read the text, it’s not that long: “Beginning April 1, 2019, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury may not take any action to implement, enforce, or otherwise give effect to the guidance entitled ‘State Relief and Empowerment Waivers,’ and the Secretaries may not promulgate any substantially similar guidance or rule.”

OK, from the text you can tell that has nothing to do with pre-existing conditions. So what does this have to do with? What they’re referring to are 1332 waivers. What are 1332 waivers? These are basically innovation waivers allowed under the ACA. A lot of states have used them so far…they use them for reinsurance programs because what we found out was that reinsurance programs are a much more efficient way to protect people with pre-existing conditions.

Obamacare requires that you protect pre-existing conditions via the exchanges. OK, when you do that, premiums rise for everybody. That’s why all of these states have actually changed their programs that they’ve innovated. The Trump administration saw this and they said, “Why don’t we make it even more flexible for states? Why don’t we give states even more flexibility to both protect people with pre-existing conditions, but do it in a way that doesn’t raise everybody’s premiums?”

Crenshaw noted that the Democrats specifically titled the bill in a misleading way to make Americans think Republicans don’t care about Americans with pre-existing conditions and health problems.

“This is the height of political cynicism,” Crenshaw scoffed. “Democrats are trying to get people to think that we, as Republicans, are voting against this because they’re trying to get people to think that we’re against protection for pre-existing conditions. That’s not true at al. We’re against bad policy. And this is both bad policy and political cynicism.”

“It’s a lie, it’s dishonest, and it’s really sad to see,” Crenshaw added. “We are not voting against protecting pre-existing conditions.”

As The Blaze noted, several other Republicans answered to the Democrat lies, too, by adding amendments to the bill to show how Democrats are lying to the American people.

Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) suggested titling the bill:

  • “Insert Politically Punchy Title That Doesn’t Reflect the Bill Substance Act”
  • Nothing in This Bill Would Protect Individuals With Pre-Existing Conditions Act”

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) suggested titling the bill:

    “Don’t Let States Innovate Act”

  • “This Bill Actually Has Nothing to do with Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act”
  • “This Bill Limits Health Care Choices Act”
  • “Nothing in This Bill Would Eliminate Pre-Existing Conditions Protections Act”

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