Republicans Try To Rewrite History On Pre-existing Condition Protections
October 22, 2018
Republicans are trying to rewrite history on pre-existing condition protections. The truth is that Trump and Republicans have repeatedly tried to weaken and even eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Republicans voted to pass the AHCA, which could have allow premiums to skyrocket for millions of people with pre-existing conditions.
ABC News: “The AHCA failed to pass in the Senate, but would have eliminated premium limits on those with pre-existing conditions set under the ACA, often referred to as ‘Obamacare.’”
Trump is promoting junk insurance plans that do not require protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
ABC News: “The short-term plans are not subject to the same regulations and requirements as other, longer-term insurance plans, meaning that not only can those with pre-existing conditions be denied access to these plans outright, but by taking people without previous medical diagnoses out of the larger market, those with conditions who need more fulsome insurance will likely see a hike in their rates.”
Trump supports a lawsuit led by 20 Republican state officials that would end the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
ABC News: “The Trump administration also supported several states this year in a lawsuit filed against the federal government claiming that parts of the current Obamacare law are unconstitutional, including, specifically, the protections for people with pre-existing conditions.”
Republicans continue to oppose the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Washington Examiner: “Rosendale said in an interview with the Washington Examiner that he opposes the federal mandates in Obamacare that force health insurance carriers to cover pre-existing medical conditions and prohibit lifetime caps on payouts, but would find other ways to provide coverage.”