Rick Scott Lies in New TV Ads, Saying He Supports Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions

From Newsweek‘s Ramsey Touchberry, 10/25/2018:

Scott, who’s currently running a tight race to unseat Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, has long argued that he does not support efforts to rid the requirement for insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. He’s also advocated to repeal the law, which would no longer require pre-existing conditions to be covered.

With Scott as governor, Florida joined a federal lawsuit in spring seeking to strike down that provision of the health care law, and Democrats came out with their own ad to highlight the issue on the same day as Scott’s.

In Scott’s new 30-second ad, “It’s Personal,” the governor told the story of how his brother, Roger Scott, had a pre-existing condition when he was growing up. …

Florida was one of 20 Republican-led states to join a lawsuit, Texas v. Azar, aimed at striking down the Obamacare provision requiring pre-existing conditions be covered. Scott’s attorney general, Pam Bondi, joined the lawsuit on behalf of the administration. A spokeswoman for Scott’s office told PolitiFact in September that Bondi was independently elected and chose to join the lawsuit herself, not at the direction of Scott.

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