Capitol Correspondence - 06.18.18

GOP Senate Leader McConnell States Support for Pre-existing Conditions Coverage

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According to Politico:

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said ‘everybody’ in the Senate wants to preserve consumer protections for people with pre-existing conditions, an Obamacare provision that the Trump administration last week said is unconstitutional and should be struck down in court.


Obamacare’s prohibition on insurance companies canceling or denying coverage for people with pre-existing conditions is among the most popular provisions of the 2010 law. Congressional Republicans opted to preserve the idea of having a requirement last year even as they laid plans to repeal the law.


The Trump administration surprised its congressional allies last week when it asked a U.S. district court in Texas to strike the provision, along with the law’s individual mandate and Obamacare’s requirement that people cannot be charged substantially more than other people in the same age range and geographic area.”

ANCOR is monitoring developments surrounding pre-existing conditions given the importance of strong health coverage for people with I/DD, which falls under the category of pre-existing conditions.