A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore is not valid. The ruling was based on law changes made in the 2017 Republican tax bill.
"Healthcare was on the ballot and healthcare won," Pelosi, the House's top Democrat, said of the Tuesday elections that gave her party a controlling majority in the House. "We won because from the beginning we focused on healthcare."
The new health care legislation, which Republicans are now working to ram through the Senate, gives states the option of not covering pre-existing conditions.
All but two states already have laws on the books that ban insurer providers from discriminating against rape and sexual abuse survivors.
Members of Congress who put their name on this legislation should save themselves the time and not even launch a re-election campaign.
GOP Congressman Kevin McCarthy says Republicans do, in fact, have enough votes to advance the legislation.
The Upton Amendment in the revised Republican health care bill isn't protection for people with preexisting conditions is a declaration of war on cancer patients that will force them into underfunded high-risk pools.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) tried to justify allowing insurance companies to charge people with pre-existing conditions more by claiming that people with pre-existing conditions lead bad lives.
If there is one thing just about every American agrees on, it's that these two parts of the Affordable Care Act should remain untouched.
A president Romney will allow health insurance industry to offer bare-bones coverage with higher premiums and pre-existing conditions will not be covered. In other words, don't get sick.