“Yes and here’s why,” Mulvaney said Sunday. “Let’s talk about pre-existing conditions, because it gets a lot of the attention and rightly so. Every single plan that this White House has ever put forward since Donald Trump was elected, covered pre-existing conditions.”
While Mulvaney said, “The debate about pre-existing conditions is over,” it remains unclear how the administration would continue those legal protections if the Affordable Care Act is thrown out without a replacement enacted.
Mulvaney added that “‘Obamacare’ is not working,” and that “even Democrats admit that.” He claimed that a higher number of Americans paid what was known as the “penalty” for not taking a health plan last year. ABC News could not independently confirm Mulvaney’s claim regarding last year’s statistics, however, the provision of Affordable Care Act known as the “mandate,” which imposed the penalties, was repealed by the Republican tax plan in 2017.