At The American Spectator, David Catron exposes Joe Biden’s lies about Obamacare. He writes (abridged):
The first question asked by moderator Chris Wallace during Tuesday night’s presidential debate was about President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. After Trump explained why he nominated her, former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, “She thinks the Affordable Care Act is not constitutional.”
He went on to imply that, if confirmed, Barrett would join a cabal of conservative justices in a plot to strike down the “reform” law.
The consequences of this, Biden said, would be to eliminate the health coverage of “a hundred million people who have pre-existing conditions.”
This sordid scare tactic was routinely deployed by the Democrats in their failed attempt to retake the Senate majority during the 2018 midterms.
It has no basis in reality, of course, as the president pointed out immediately: “There aren’t a hundred million people with pre-existing conditions.” Trump is correct.
Even if the Court strikes down the law, the number of people affected across the nation would be — at most — about 0.3 percent of Biden’s absurd figure.
How do we know that the number of people likely to be affected would be so much lower? We have data gathered from a program set up under Obamacare itself.
David Catron is a recovering health care consultant and frequent contributor to The American Spectator.