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House Democrats plan quick vote to protect preexisting conditions once in majority [View all]

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November 8 at 3:20 PM

House Democrats plan to hold a vote early next year on protecting health coverage for people with preexisting conditions — testing GOP commitments to such protections that many Republicans adopted during difficult reelection campaigns.

Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), who will be chairman of the Ways and Means Committee next year, said such a vote should happen immediately upon Democrats assuming control of the House in January.

The vote would be the natural sequel to Democrats’ successful midterm strategy of focusing on health care and attacking Republicans relentlessly over their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which included landmark preexisting-condition protections.

During the campaign, many Republicans insisted they wanted preexisting conditions protected, a shift Democrats called disingenuous. A vote on the issue would give Republicans a chance to follow through.

“We need a vote on preexisting conditions right away,” Neal said in a post-election interview in his hometown of Springfield, Mass., on Wednesday. “We said that was one of the cornerstones of the ACA. After they saw how badly their position was polling on it, they said they were for it.”



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