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Preexisting Conditions

  1. 2018 elections
    Manchin (Literally) Fires Away At Obamacare Repeal in New AdThe shoe is definitely on the other foot as Republican attacks on preexisting condition coverage are coming back to haunt them.
  2. Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Is a Huge Gift to DemocratsThe White House’s push to eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions is the perfect campaign issue for Democratic candidates.
  3. White House Tells Idaho to Sabotage Obamacare More SubtlyIdaho wanted to nullify the law’s protections for people with preexisting conditions. Trump wants the state to quietly circumvent them.
  4. HHS Secretary Calls Blatant Violation of Health Care Law a ‘Cry for Help’In what’s supposed to be a law-and-order administration, HHS’s tolerance for Idaho’s efforts to nullify the Affordable Care Act is astonishing.
  5. Idaho Tries Bold Gambit: Ignoring Obamacare RulesIt’s unclear whether the Trump administration and insurers will go along with this blatant effort to sabotage Obamacare by state executive order.
  6. Now Trump Is Trying to Gut Obamacare by Executive OrderToday he’ll announce a plan that traces back to one of his favorite campaign promises.
  7. First Poll on Graham-Cassidy Shows It’s Unpopular, and the Worst Is Yet to ComeThe last-gasp GOP health-care bill is already unpopular, but just wait until the public learns about its real impact and the chaos it will unleash.
  8. How Republicans Are Trying to Pass the Buck on Health CareThe Graham-Cassidy bill would reverse a long trend toward equality in health-care coverage and force hellish decisions on the states.
  9. Cruz Amendment to Senate Health-Care Bill Now Dividing GOPInitially praised as brilliant, Cruz’s idea of letting insurers offer cheap, skimpy health plans is now looking like a deadly threat to sick people.
  10. Ted Cruz Has a Proposal That Just Might Save TrumpcareThe idea makes some sense politically, but would be a policy disaster.
  11. GOP Lawmaker: No One Can Truly Know Whether My Bill Will Kill PeopleThe CBO says Trumpcare will price out poor sick people. MacArthur says CBO experts are “not prophets,” and the effects of his bill are unknowable.
  12. Women Share Their Health-Care Stories With #IAmAPreexistingConditionThey’re using #IAmAPreexistingCondition to share their own conditions.
  13. House Passes Controversial GOP Health-Care Bill by an EyelashThere was no room for error, but a comeback led by Fred Upton enabled House Republicans to enact Trumpcare as Democrats sang “Good-bye!”
  14. How Much Damage Will Trumpcare Do in Blue States?There is some flexibility for states to pick and choose in the new bill. But also a lot of measures that will affect everyone.
  15. How Fred Upton Resurrected Zombie TrumpcareIt looked like the GOP congressman dealt a coup de grâce to the bill on Tuesday. By Wednesday he was back onboard and had changed the momentum.
  16. fake news
    Exclusive! Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus’s Secret Chats About Zombie Trumpcare“Ever heard of freedom, Reince?”
  17. Don’t Assume That the Senate Will Bury Zombie TrumpcareThe House really could pass it. There are scenarios where the upper chamber could too.
  18. GOP Pol Says Sick People Who Lose Affordable Health Coverage Should Just MoveNorth Carolina congressman thinks having to vote with your feet — or your other afflicted parts — to keep health coverage is “Jeffersonian democracy.”
  19. House GOP Exempts Itself From Zombie TrumpcareThe Affordable Care Act forced Congress to live under Obamacare. Now Republicans want to change that.
  20. Zombie Trumpcare Lurches Unsteadily OnwardThere are no indications the new bill will pass the House, much less the Senate. Yet Trump continues the push.
  21. Deal to Revive Zombie Trumpcare Keeps Slipping AwayRepublicans keep promising they’re close to an Obamacare-repeal-and-replacement plan, but the same old problems keep popping up.
  22. GOP’s New Idea on Preexisting Conditions Is Actually an Old, Bad IdeaIt’s been tried, and it didn’t work the first time.
  23. ACA Repeal Is Forcing Republicans to Choose Between Conservatism and CompassionThe GOP realizes it can either throw sick people off their insurance (which is cruel) or retain government mandates (which isn’t conservative).
  24. pre-existing conditions
    Fox News: Women Should Pay More for Health InsuranceAre we pregnant or are we hypochondriacs?
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