Congressional Republicans have finally unveiled their alternative to Obamacare and guess what; they want to bring back pre-existing conditions including the pre-existing condition of being a woman.
This protection, instituted under Obamacare, would vanish under the new Senate GOP plan.
“It would be back to, being a woman is a preexisting condition because the ACA prohibits pricing based on gender,” said NWLC Vice President of Health and Reproductive Rights Judy Waxman. “And this plan repeals that and lets insurance companies do it again. … We would be right back to women getting charged more because they’re women, even though there won’t be maternity coverage. Right back to that.”
More on pre-existing conditions.
The GOP plan would extend that requirement only to people who have had continuous coverage. So, if you lost your job and immediately bought insurance on your own, you’d be protected. If you let your coverage lapse, you’d have to pay more because of your preexisting condition.
Among other things, the GOP alternative would tighten Medicaid eligibility, repeal the individual mandate, reduce subsidies, and eliminate free preventive care.
The GOP alternative is for everyone to pay higher premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs.
Virtually any aspect of Obamacare they have complained about would become worse under their plan. It’s a cruel joke.