In Callous, Politically-Motivated Move, Trump Puts Health Coverage for People with Pre-Existing Conditions at Risk
“The Trump administration put 130 million people at risk of losing their health coverage and care when it went to court last night to demand repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The administration is now arguing that it is unconstitutional for the government to prohibit insurers from denying or dropping coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. If it prevails, we will return to the days when being a woman was a ‘pre-existing condition’ and insurers will once again be able to price health plans out of reach for those of us with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma or other health conditions, or deny us coverage altogether. The health individual insurance marketplace will become even more unstable and premium rate hikes will skyrocket, especially for women and seniors.
“The administration has a duty to defend the ACA, which is law. Abdicating that duty is just the latest in a long list of shameful, callous, politically-motivated moves to sabotage a law that has helped millions of families.
“This is yet another reminder that this President cares much more about partisan politics and corporate profits than the health and well-being of America’s moms, children, and families.”