State By State: Americans Impacted By GOP’s ACA Sabotage
June 8, 2018
The Trump Administration’s cynical assault of Americans’ health care has reached a stunning new low.
The Department of Justice will now argue in court that the Affordable Care Act’s provisions preventing insurance companies from denying coverage or charging more for pre-existing conditions should be struck down – destroying key, life-saving protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.
In its latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act — and in the process, raise premiums for many Americans — the Trump administration is urging a federal judge in Texas to throw out the law’s protections for people with preexisting conditions.
In other words, the administration wants insurers to be able to deny coverage to the people most in need of it, or to charge them considerably higher premiums than they’re allowed to charge today.
Following the monstrosity of Trumpcare, Republicans are reiving their cruel vision to endanger the health of American families. Below are the numbers of people with pre-existing conditions in every state who face higher health costs and less coverage because of the GOP’s sabotage campaign.
|STATE BY STATE: Number of People with Preexisting Conditions Protected by the ACA|
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From day one, Republicans in the Administration and Congress have spitefully worked to undermine affordable health care, and drive up families’ premiums. Millions of Americans are already facing unnecessary premium hikes because of the GOP tax scam and the GOP’s efforts to push families into shoddy junk plans.
The American people deserve better than the raw deal Republicans have been forcing on them in health care. Democrats will continue to fight to protect Americans’ health care and lower their costs, and are offering A Better Deal to lower the surging costs of prescription drugs.