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Thursday, March 12, 2020

In a prime-time televised address so filled with blatant errors that fact-checkers and the White House struggled to keep up and correct the record, President Donald Trump Wednesday night claimed that major U.S. insurance companies "have agreed to waive all copayments for coronavirus treatments" as the disease rapidly spreads across the nation.

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Once again Fat Nixon proves that he has no idea what the ufck he is talking about.

Elect a clown, expect a circus.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-03-12 09:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

However, there would only be a co-payment if the test is listed as a covered test in the contract with your insurance provider you agreed to. But was the test even around when that contract was written?

How insurance companies treat uncovered tests is up to each insurance company to decide.

If I call my insurance company to find out if the test is covered, the first thing I hear when the call is answered is a recording telling me that nothing told to me during the call is binding, that I need to read the contract to know what is binding.

So in order for me to know for sure whether the test is covered, I have to wait until the insurance writes and sends me an updated contract.

Meanwhile, I hear reports of people being charged upwards of $2000 for the test.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-12 10:30 AM | Reply

"Meanwhile, I hear reports of people being charged upwards of $2000 for the test."

Anyone trying to price gouge during a crisis like this should be.....I'm not going to say it but I do believe it.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-12 10:57 AM | Reply

Meanwhile, I hear reports of people being charged upwards of $2000 for the test.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter

Wait until the vaccine rolls out...

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-12 12:22 PM | Reply

Yes, Trump misspoke (or, really, misread the teleprompter) when he was discussing the waiver of [something] that the insurance companies were going to waive. That isn't a "fact check," as that generally has the connotation of deceit. Trump had the correct and agreed script on the teleprompter, he just misread a line on the teleprompter.

Senator Schumer made actual threats against Supreme Court Justices and then he said it was about Republican Senators--and Schumer was not even censured? Schumer impromptu statement about the Supreme Court Justices essentially feeling his wrath is not protected free speech and Schumer should be investigated, arrested (if appropriate), and sentenced to prison (as if he were a regular citizen). When citizens make threats against the Supreme Court, those threats are investigated. Schumer believes he is above the law because he is a U.S. Senator. His arrogance is far worse than Trump's.

I still don't like Trump and I consider him an arrogant blowhard. However, I'm going to vote for Trump this fall just because I absolutely despise the "fact checking" where Trump is assailed for simply misreading a teleprompter. Yes, he misread it. If you were in front of an audience as much as Trump is, you'd make gaffes, too.

Now here is the catch. Biden talks about Super Thursday and how he's not running for President, but he's running for the Senate--those are true signs of diminished mental faculties caused, most likely, by dementia or by alzheimer's. Both Biden and Sanders are too old, and Trump is pushing the limit.

To be fair (which is a bizarre and delusional state for Democrats), Biden should undergo testing to make sure he is mentally competent for office (and NOT running for the Senate). Sanders needs to release his medical records. Schumer should be impeached for threatening the Supreme Court.

#5 | Posted by Prolixity at 2020-03-12 02:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"Trump had the correct and agreed script on the teleprompter, he just misread a line on the teleprompter."

Care to back that up with some proof?

#6 | Posted by qcp at 2020-03-12 02:30 PM | Reply

Yes, Trump misspoke (or, really, misread the teleprompter) when he was discussing the waiver of [something] that the insurance companies were going to waive. That isn't a "fact check," as that generally has the connotation of deceit. Trump had the correct and agreed script on the teleprompter, he just misread a line on the teleprompter.

"Earlier this week, I met with the leaders of health insurance industry who have agreed to waive all co-payments for coronavirus treatments, extend insurance coverage to these treatments and to prevent surprise medical billing."
www.washingtonpost.com

So, you are saying Trump misread "testing" and said "treatments"? Nah, not buying it. I'd be more likely to believe that Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller wittingly or unwittingly wrote what Trump read. If it was witting, was Trump himself aware of what the text said? If he read the script first, I'd say, yes.

"his chief speechwriter, Stephen Miller, who alongside Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, helped draft the address."

Also:

There were also surprising " and significant " inaccuracies in the speech, which administration officials and the president had to clarify almost immediately afterward. Mr. Trump said in his address he would suspend "all travel from Europe to the United States," but the ban in fact applies to foreign citizens. And while he said the measure would "apply to the tremendous amount of trade and cargo" across the ocean, the order in fact affects only people.

www.nytimes.com

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-03-12 02:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump: Insurance companies are waiving co-pays on Coronavirus treatment.

Insurance Companies: No. But we are waiving Co-Pays on Coronavirus tests. You're welcome.

CDC: We are out of tests and no one can get tested with our guidelines anyway.

Insurance Companies: We are so nice!

Trump: I am so smart!

Sick People: *dead*

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-12 03:54 PM | Reply

"Yes, Trump misspoke (or, really, misread the teleprompter) when he was discussing the waiver of [something] that the insurance companies were going to waive. That isn't a "fact check," as that generally has the connotation of deceit. Trump had the correct and agreed script on the teleprompter, he just misread a line on the teleprompter."

"Biden should undergo testing to make sure he is mentally competent for office (and NOT running for the Senate)"

But Trump doesn't need to be tested? There have been plenty of moments when he sounded as if his mind was not functioning very well.

"Sanders needs to release his medical records."

Has Trump?

"Schumer should be impeached for threatening the Supreme Court."

He apologized and said he should have used different words. He wasn't threatening anything except perhaps their tenure on the court.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-12 03:58 PM | Reply

*****THIS!:

Rep. Katie Porter @RepKatiePorter

I did the math: a full battery of coronavirus testing costs at minimum $1,331.

I also did the legal research: the Administration has the authority to make testing free for every American TODAY.

I secured a commitment from a high-level Trump official that they'd actually do it.

twitter.com

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-03-12 04:07 PM | Reply

#5 OK Cultist

#11 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-12 04:36 PM | Reply

Trump had the correct and agreed script on the teleprompter, he just misread a line on the teleprompter.

He "misread" many of the lines on the teleprompter.

The stock market doesn't appear to care about your distinction.

#12 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-12 05:10 PM | Reply

If you contract Cornavirus, use some of your last healthy time visiting the offices of your health insurer. Visit the offices of the Republican Party. Visit as many evil people as you can.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-13 08:41 AM | Reply

"To be fair (which is a bizarre and delusional state for Democrats), Biden should undergo testing to make sure he is mentally competent for office (and NOT running for the Senate). Sanders needs to release his medical records. Schumer should be impeached for threatening the Supreme Court."

If an only if Trump releases his and his tax returns too. Otherwise, please go pound sand.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-13 08:43 AM | Reply

"He "misread" many of the lines on the teleprompter."

But the Deplorables want to see Biden's medical records. Cuz they are totally dishonest pieces of crap.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-13 08:44 AM | Reply

The guy who said Presidents shouldn't use teleprompters is blaming the teleprompter for ruining his speech...

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-13 12:03 PM | Reply

Yes, Trump misspoke (or, really, misread the teleprompter) when he was discussing the waiver of [something] that the insurance companies were going to waive. That isn't a "fact check," as that generally has the connotation of deceit. Trump had the correct and agreed script on the teleprompter, he just misread a line on the teleprompter.

Yes, of course!

The smartest, most jenius man to ever live misread the teleprompter.

As opposed to he simply doesn't have a clue what he's talking about...

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-13 12:19 PM | Reply

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