Republicans using taxpayer-money to promote shoddy plans that “cover fewer medical services” & “bypass” laws to protect patients
Latest push to undermine Americans’ coverage comes as GOP lawsuit to make protections for pre-existing conditions unconstitutional moves through courts
In a new announcement, The Trump Administration revealed it will use public funds to push shoddy insurance policies that “cover fewer medical services” and “bypass” the law protecting patients from predatory insurance practices – like charging patients with pre-existing conditions more for their care. From the Washington Post:
This new plank in the Republican platform to slash coverage and spike costs for Americans comes as the GOP lawsuit to make protections for pre-existing conditions unconstitutional moves through the courts. Not a single Republican Senate candidate has denounced this lawsuit even though it would slash coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions and three – Attorneys General Josh Hawley (MO) and Patrick Morrisey (WV) along with Rick Scott’s Florida – signed onto the lawsuit itself.
“Republicans are now in the business of selling shoddy insurance plans that will charge patients with preexisting conditions more money and don’t include standard benefits like maternity care or prescription drug coverage,” said DSCC spokesman David Bergstein. “These plans are a reminder of the bad-old-days and a warning of what health care under Republicans looks like. Every GOP Senate candidate will have to defend their unpopular, expensive health care platform and voters will hold them accountable for it this fall.”