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Senate Reintroduces Bill on Pre-Existing Condition Coverage

Senate Reintroduces Bill on Pre-Existing Condition Coverage

​The bill would retain certain Affordable Care Act protections even if the act were overturned.

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Senate Reintroduces Bill on Pre-Existing Condition Coverage

A group of Senate Republicans, led by Sen.

Thom Tillis, have re-introduced a bill that would retain certain Affordable Care Act protections even if the law were overturned.

The bill comes in response to recent developments regarding the legal status of Obamacare.

Republicans have been trying to calm fears that certain popular provisions in the law, such as protections for those with pre-existing conditions, could be wiped out if the ACA is struck down in court.  In a reversal of its previous stance, the Trump administration recently announced in a federal filing that it believes that the entire ACA should be overturned, in agreement with a federal judge's ruling that Obamacare was invalid due to a move by Congress to eliminate the penalty for not having insurance.

Despite President Donald Trump's recent statements that Republicans would be putting forth a new health care proposal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that there are no plans to move forward with health care reform until after the elections in 2020.

As was the case with a previous version of Tillis' bill, it's expected that the new one will not win enough votes to pass through the Senate.




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