joint resolution Progress
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate Rejected October 30th, 2019Roll Call Vote 43 Yea / 52 Nay
Committee on FinanceIntroducedJuly 31st, 2019
- senate Committees
The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) provision prohibiting insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions is an important one, as it ensures that all Americans can access health care coverage regardless of their medical history. Rolling this rule back hurts patients and destabilizes the ACA marketplaces — two bad outcomes that should be avoided.
It’s simply untrue that the Trump administration’s waivers allowing states to deviate from certain ACA provisions allows plans to not cover pre-existing conditions. The waivers merely allow states to create innovative new plans and be considered in compliance with the ACA as long as their plans cover the same number of people as would have been covered without the waiver.