Pre-Existing Conditions

Here's how millions of Americans could lose their healthcare.
Even conservatives think it's bonkers. But the federal judge in Texas has ruled against the Affordable Care Act before.
The Trump administration sided with states that want to wreck protections for coverage of pre-existing conditions.
The effort probably won't succeed, but it could put health care back in the political debate.
Sen. Orrin Hatch had some choice words for his constituents who support the Affordable Care Act.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel brought his son Billy onstage at the start of his show to make an emotional plea for the future of the vital Children’s Health Insurance Program.
After several failed attempts by Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, Trump is trying to take matters into his own hands with an executive order.
It's fine to pay for sick kids, Mulvaney says, but diabetics are another story.
“This is my life. Without health care coverage, I’m dead," a constituent tells him.
But if history serves as a lesson, you might have to move.
Under the GOP's newly passed health care bill in the House, having a pre-existing condition can mean costlier premiums or outright denial of coverage by insurance companies. These have all fell under the definition of 'pre-existing condition' before.
With protections gutted and benefits slashed, many are Republicans are leaving America's sick without much hope.
While the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is at a record high approval rating, the latest Republican repeal proposal threatens one of its most popular provisions.