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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:35 AM

The Domino Effect Of The Trump Admin Gutting Pre-Existing Conditions Protections

By Alice Ollstein | June 13, 2018 6:00 am

The Trump administration’s new attempt to have key pieces of the Affordable Care Act struck down in federal court — particularly the ban on insurance companies turning people away or charging them higher premiums based on a pre-existing condition — could have a serious and damaging domino effect throughout the health care sector. Insurance trade groups, health care experts and lawmakers say the fallout is likely to extend beyond the individual market, impacting many of the tens of millions of Americans who get their health insurance from an employer.


The Justice Department is arguing in a new court brief that the repeal of the individual mandate penalty Congress passed in 2017 as part of a tax overhaul renders several remaining parts of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional — pointing to the Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling that upheld the heart of the ACA by interpreting it as a tax.

The DOJ, weighing in on behalf of 20 GOP-controlled states who are seeking to strike down the ACA in its entirety, says the ACA’s ban on discrimination based on pre-existing conditions and limits on charging older patients higher premiums are invalid, and they are requesting that the court put a halt to those provisions in January of 2019, when enforcement of the individual mandate is set to be terminated.

Republicans, who repeatedly promised last year that protections for pre-existing conditions would be preserved even as they voted to repeal the ACA, are panicking about the administration’s move, with an eye on its impact on this fall’s midterm elections.

“Everybody I know in the Senate, everybody, is in favor of maintaining coverage for pre-existing conditions,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) insisted to reporters on Tuesday. “There is no difference of opinion about that whatsoever.”

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/the-domino-effect-of-the-trump-admin-gutting-pre-existing-conditions-protections


While the traitor gets free health coverage he goes after those that are not on Medicaid (but attacking this program though is the Paul "ayn rand" Ryan, trying to make making disable people verify they are disabled to collect Medicaid, or lose the program, if they don't work for 80 hours each month................... ) and medicare


Fuck you trump and Sessions, Paul "ayn rand" Ryan and you also Mitch McConnell, and your entire republican party............everyone of you........................


We are coming this November 2018 and it cannot get here fast enough

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ck4829 Jun 2018 #1
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:39 AM

1. Not. Paying.

There needs to be a massive and total not-paying movement in response to this. Don't pay for health insurance... imagine if everybody did this.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:59 AM

3. Bill collectors are relentless

Unless you are judgment proof, this is not a good strategy. If you go naked, not only are you responsible for the charges, you do not work from an insurance negotiated rate.

I honestly don't know the answer, but risking your home equity and savings does not seem to make sense.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:18 PM

4. What good would that do?

As expensive as it is, I don't mind paying for health insurance, as long as it is a reasonable amount which the ACA gave me. I have a pre-existing condition or 2, maybe 3 since I am female.

Not paying for health insurance is only going to hurt you if anything happens. And I would guess part of this is that you can't sign up for health insurance after you come down with a condition. The health insurance companies would be happy since they don't have to cover any illness or accident if you don't have insurance.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:40 AM

2. The GOP is totally despicable.

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