The Big Lies Just Keep Coming and Coming and Coming….

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Speaking of big lies, here is Donald Trump two weeks ago talking to Anderson Cooper about his health care plan:

COOPER: Will people with pre-existing conditions be able to get insurance?

TRUMP: Yes.

And here is Trump’s health care plan, released today:

The phrase “pre-existing conditions” appears nowhere. It’s just the usual mish-mash of Republican claptrap, including state lines, tax deductions, HSAs, “price transparency,” and block-granting Medicaid. Plus there’s one liberal idea just to keep everyone on their toes: allowing importation of pharmaceuticals. Why? “Though the pharmaceutical industry is in the private sector,” Trump says, “drug companies provide a public service.” I’m not sure even Bernie Sanders would have the nerve to say this.

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