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More Resources — Check These Fact Checks From Previous Trump Health Care Claims

Here's a sampling of recent fact checks related to some of the health care claims made during President Donald Trump's Feb. 4 State of the Union speech.
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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:

Trump’s Claim He ‘Saved’ Preexisting Conditions ‘Part Fantasy, Part Delusion’

Trump Speech Offers Dizzying Preview Of His Health Care Campaign Strategy

A Conservative Group Paints Trump’s Drug-Pricing Experiment As ‘Socialist.’ Is It?

Mulvaney: Trump Brought Down Drug Prices For The First Time In 50 Years

And catch up on KHN’s 2020 elections coverage here.

Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a national health policy news service. It is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation which is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, which is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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