Graham-Cassidy-Heller Removes Protections For People With Preexisting Conditions

LIE: Trump: “I would not sign Graham-Cassidy if it did not include coverage of pre-existing conditions. It does! A great Bill. Repeal & Replace.”

REALITY: Graham-Cassidy-Heller would remove protections for people with pre-existing conditions – nearly everyone agrees:

NPR: “For people with pre-existing conditions, the bill would remove any guarantee of coverage.”

CBS News: “States would be able to waive an Obamacare provision that prevented insurance companies from charging people with pre-existing conditions higher premiums, rendering premiums unaffordable for some.”

Vox: “The new Republican plan to repeal Obamacare would bring preexisting conditions back to the individual market, allowing insurers to charge sick people higher premiums — or deny them coverage outright.”

CNN Money: “The bill would also let states waive several key Obamacare protections for those with pre-existing conditions.”

The Hill: “The new ObamaCare repeal measure from Senate Republicans would give states a way to repeal protections for people with pre-existing conditions, a controversial move that opponents of the bill are denouncing.”

Fortune: “Under Graham-Cassidy, states could allow insurance companies to once again charge people with pre-existing conditions higher premiums based on their health status or medical history.”

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: “Cassidy-Graham’s waiver authority would gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions”

American Medical Association: “Allowing states to get waivers to vary premiums based on health status would allow insurers to charge unaffordable premiums based on those pre-existing conditions.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield: “The bill contains provisions that would allow states to waive key consumer protections, as well as undermine safeguards for those with pre-existing medical conditions.”

AARP: “Overall, the Graham/Cassidy/Heller/Johnson bill would increase health care costs for older Americans with an age tax, decrease coverage, and undermine preexisting condition protections.”