Democrats Defend Pre-Existing Condition Protections That Trump Wants To Gut
October 10, 2018
Democrats filed a discharge petition to force a vote in the Senate today to overturn Trump’s junk insurance plans, which do not provide protections for people with pre-existing conditions. While Democrats want to protect people with pre-existing conditions, Trump continues to lead the charge to gut these vital protections.
Democrats are standing up to protect people with pre-existing conditions against Trump’s health care sabotage.
Senator Baldwin: “Today I filed a discharge petition to force a Senate vote on overturning the Trump Administration’s expansion of junk insurance plans that can deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. #NoJunkPlans”
In response, Trump issued the first veto threat of his presidency, which would expand plans that don’t guarantee coverage for pre-existing conditions.
USA Today’s Gregory Korte: “The White House has just issued the first veto threat of the Trump administration. It’s on a resolution of disapproval for regulations that would expand short-term health insurance that was touted as an alternative to Obamacare.”
Trump’s sabotage continues to cause health care premiums to increase. His junk insurance plans may not provide people the care they need and do not include protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Kaiser Family Foundation’s Cynthia Cox: “The actions the administration has taken ‘by and large have destabilized the market,’ said Cynthia Cox, the director of the program for the study of health reform and private insurance at the Kaiser Family Foundation.”
Consumer Reports: “Short-Term Health Insurance Isn’t as Cheap as You Think”
NPR: “If you get sick, the new plans – known as short-term, limited duration insurance — may not pay for the medical care you need.”
CNBC: “‘Although the applications tend to be short and sweet, with just a few questions about major pre-existing conditions, the plans generally have blanket exclusions for all pre-existing conditions,’ Norris said. If you develop a condition during the policy period, you will likely be unable to renew the insurance due to what is now a pre-existing condition.”