"The American people already know exactly what the President's health care plans mean in their lives: higher costs, worse coverage and the end of lifesaving protections for people with pre-existing conditions
," Pelosi said in a statement, The Hill reported.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney argued Sunday that the Trump administration does, in fact, support protections for those with pre-existing conditions
The bottom line is that the ACA, including its protections for folks with pre-existing conditions
, may very well be in jeopardy if Chief Justice Roberts views the ACA as fundamentally different now that the financial penalties for not having health insurance are gone.
"These plans are not required to cover pre-existing conditions
. The only coverage that guarantees that protection is the Affordable Care Act.
Harrington and other Democrats point to things like Sessions earlier this month introducing a non-binding resolution to protect people with pre-existing conditions
-- a provision at the heart of Democrats' health care messaging this cycle.
have pre-existing conditions
. Of those, many apply for private individual or group short-term disability benefits - or - wait and apply for long-term disability benefits based on claims for physical or psychological injuries or illnesses.
Additionally, the Trump administration is siding with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a case that seeks to declare protections for those with pre-existing conditions
to be unconstitutional.
"Everybody I know in the Senate, everybody is in favor of maintaining coverage for pre-existing conditions
," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, said Tuesday.
The pre-existing conditions
part should be the first section to get thrown out.
Among the modifications that passed the House a few weeks later was a provision allowing states to waive the federal protection for people with pre-existing conditions
. Insurance companies in those states would be able to place those people - who make up an (http://kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/pre-existing-conditions-and-medical-underwriting-in-the-individual-insurance-market-prior-to-the-aca/) estimated 27 percent of American adults under age 65 - into high-risk pools with yearly premiums of what an (http://blog.aarp.org/2017/04/27/state-high-risk-pools-failed-consumers-in-the-past-and-theyd-fail-them-again/) AARP report projected could reach $25,700 by 2019.
Before enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare, insurance companies could deny healthcare coverage to people who had pre-existing conditions
. These denials potentially affected a total of 50 million people, including 17 million children.