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Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump's preexisting condition

Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump's preexisting condition

With all the attention given the Donald J. Trump-Kim Jong-un summit this week and the president’s pie-in-the-sky, ridiculously false claim on Twitter that “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” it would be easy to overlook Mr. Trump’s sudden rewrite on health care. In a carefully worded letter, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed that the administration “with the approval of the President of the United States” no longer supports a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires insurance companies to cover applicants regardless of whether they have a preexisting health condition.

The reversal comes in the context of a Republican-led lawsuit (Texas v. United...

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