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.

  • DetroitSam

    Why do women continue to vote for these republican clowns? Are they really stupid?

  • Badgerite

    The part of the law that prevents insurance companies from denying coverage due to a pre-existing condition is the MOST popular part of the legislation. That part has overwhelming support with the public. So, naturally , they want to repeal it.

  • Ashes Defacto

    It seems to be nothing more than repeal of the law by another name.

  • Christopher Foxx

    It’s a cruel joke

    No, they’re not joking.

  • muselet

    Congressional debate on the ACA began in 2008; the legislation was finalized and signed into law in 2010. The Rs have had near enough four (or six, depending when you start counting) years to develop an alternative, and this is what they came up with.

    “Mountains will labour: what’s born? A ridiculous mouse!” One with rabies. And bubonic plague.


  • KanaW

    Nah, not a joke, just a way for the Republicans to allow their buddies to make more money on the backs of the sick. You know who those are, the people who aren’t ‘contributing’ enough to society, simply because they’re so lazy and stupid that they manage to get sick.

    Jerks. I’m beginning to really believe that someone has to be a sociopath in order to be Republican. No one with any feelings could possibly think that way.

  • GrafZeppelin127