Polling consistently shows that health care is a top concern for voters as the 2020 presidential election approaches. It’s not a surprise, then, that President Donald Trump touched on a range of related issues during his third State of the Union address, outlining policies — such as prescription drug costs and health care cost transparency — he views as important health achievements.
In general, his messaging in the speech was consistent with that of his election campaign. Here’s a video detailing some of these points, as well as an explainer based on a tweet from @TeamTrump, the official Twitter account of Trump’s reelection campaign. He also took on Democrats’ proposals to overhaul the health care system.
Here are more of KHN and PolitiFact’s previous articles fact-checking statements the president made about health care issues:
And catch up on KHN’s 2020 elections coverage here.