Republican Health Proposal Would Undermine Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions

THE NEW YORK TIMES | on Tue, Apr 4, 1:37 AM

The ability to opt out of the benefit requirements could substantially reduce the value of insurance on the market. A patient with cancer might, for example, still be allowed to buy a plan, but it wouldn’t do her much good if that plan was not required to cover chemotherapy[1] drugs. The second opt-out would make the insurance options for those with pre-existing conditions even more meaningless.Technically, the deal would still prevent insurers from denying coverage to people with a history o...

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