McCaskill’s right: Hawley’s lawsuit would end Affordable Care Act protections
By Hannah Archambault, Theo DeRosa, Matthew Hall on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 12:41 p.m.
“Sen. McCaskill is correct,” said Nicholas Bagley, law professor at the University of Michigan Law School. “The states that brought the Texas lawsuit have asked the court to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act — lock, stock and barrel.”
No consumer protections in the individual health market stipulated under the act would remain because the whole law would be gone.
Estimated Number of Nonelderly Adults with Declinable Pre-existing Conditions under Pre-ACA Practices [data from 2015]
Estimated number of non-elderly adults: 1,090,000
Percent of non-elderly population: 30%
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) changed private insurance market rules to prevent medical underwriting, or examining an applicant’s medical history to determine whether or under what terms to issue coverage. The data presented here estimate how many American adults could face difficulty obtaining insurance in the individual market if the ACA were repealed or amended and the medical underwriting practices in place prior to 2014 resumed.
For more information and a description of the methodology, please see Pre-existing Conditions and Medical Underwriting in the Individual Insurance Market Prior to the ACA.
Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].
Via Twitter, this afternoon:
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Wanted to share a little about my family and our journey, and my commitment to protecting people with preexisting conditions — like my son #MOSen
3:33 PM – 24 Sep 2018
Some of the responses:
You’re in a lawsuit to take away preexisting conditions from families but want to talk about yours? Are you kidding?
WE’RE ON TO YOU!!!
You’re so deep in the pockets of your DARK MONEY DONORS you can’t see straight!!! I’m sorry I voted for you the first time!
then take your state out of the lawsuit Josh, real simple. If not what is your plan to immediately cover those with pre-existing conditions an affordable healthcare? We haven’t seen the details, please share them, not talking points,.
Wow, how stupid do you think people are?
You’re adopting the “black is white, up is down” strategy I see.
So you are trying to destroy the preexisting protection that the ACA offers and make this shit?
Republicans only care when it affects them directly.
What utter BS
Then withdraw your lawsuit and return all of your dark money contributions and Big Pharma and Big Health Insurance contributions. You’re not fooling anybody. We don’t believe you! Just another #HawleyWhopper!
You’re literally trying to do the opposite. Liar.
Corny ad. And, oh yeah, complete bullshit, too.
Piece of crap.
But WAIT. People want pre-existing conditions to be protected!! Will NOT vote for Hawley. Def not.
Wow. What a shameless liar.
You are currently suing to remove preexisting condition protections. This ad is one huge lie.
Hey Josh , you are a fucking imbecile
You’re suing to end these protections. Are you fuking kidding me???
You’re a sick liar. You’re suing to end this rules.
fuck you liar
You will kill millions
OR you will bankrupt those too
You are heartless!
You are a liar. #Deplorable #FakeChristian #Asshole
We have already met our quota of moron republicans in the senate.
FUCKING LIAR REPUBLICAN FREAKSHOW.
You’re a disingenuous asshole.
Fuck off and quit sending me mailers
Well, this is “The Show Me State”.