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Got a pre-existing condition? The Trump admin wants insurers to deny you coverage
|Last Edited||RP Jun 08, 2018 07:41am|
|Media||Newspaper - Los Angeles Times|
|News Date||Friday, June 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||In its latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act — and in the process, raise premiums for many Americans — the Trump administration is urging a federal judge in Texas to throw out the law’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions. |
In other words, the administration wants insurers to be able to deny coverage to the people most in need of it, or to charge them considerably higher premiums than they’re allowed to charge today.
This is jaw-dropping. Even Republicans who’ve complained about Obamacare have been loath to undo the protections for people with pre-existing conditions who are not covered by large employers’ health plans. That’s because the public supports them, and unequivocally so.
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