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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Preexisting Conditions

In the forthcoming update to Defying the Odds, we discuss the health issue in the 2018 campaign.  

Colby Itkowitz at WP:
Late Friday night, on the last night of open enrollment, a Texas judge ruled in the lawsuit that the ACA was unconstitutional and the whole law should be overturned Nothing happens to the law yet, this decision will be appealed and likely end up before the Supreme Court, but it certainly puts President Obama’s signature policy accomplishment in the perilous situation.
The big question facing Republicans tonight is whether they will support legislation ensuring people with preexisting conditions continue to receive equitable health insurance coverage. Throughout the campaign, Democrats pointed out the hypocrisy of Republicans supporting the lawsuit while also telling voters preexisting conditions protections would be preserved. The problem with that promise is that Congress has not put in place any safeguards or contingencies for those protections in the event the law gets overturned.