...including any protections given to people with preexisting condtions.
"The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court late on Thursday to overturn the Affordable Care Act, telling the court that “the entire ACA must fall.” The administration’s argument comes as hundreds of thousands of Americans have turned to the government program for health care as they’ve lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic." From The Washington Post
The enrollments for the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) have risen. The Covid 19 "unemployed" are turning to the ACA for help. In an election year, it makes no sense to ask the Supreme Court to strike down the law leaving millions of people without coverage. It appears the move is a political one to keep conservatives happy with the Trump administration.
Moreover, the legal arguments presented by the Trump administration have the practical impact of leaving millions uninsured and without the ability to obtain alternate, and affordable, coverage.
"In the brief, Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco argues that all of the ACA should be struck down because one of its core provisions, the individual mandate, is unconstitutional, rendering the rest of the law invalid as well.
Francisco argues that the individual mandate provision became unconstitutional when Congress reduced penalties to zero in 2017. Without any remaining tax penalty, Francisco argued, the provision could no longer be considered a constitutional use of Congress’s taxing power — the reason the Supreme Court upheld it in a previous challenge.
He argued that the provisions protecting Americans with preexisting conditions or high-risk medical histories are “inseverable” from the individual mandate, and therefore should be struck down with it.
'Nothing the 2017 Congress did demonstrates it would have intended the rest of the ACA to continue to operate in the absence of these ... integral provisions," he wrote. “The entire ACA thus must fall with the individual mandate.'" From The Washington Post
Therefore, if the law is stricken down under the Solicitor General's arguments then those with preexisting condition are left without the ability to obtain alternate forms of coverage. Without an alternative plan enacted by Congress, insurance companies will be free to deny coverage for those individuals with preexisting coverage. Consequently, people with ACA plans will get hit twice-losing coverage and losing the preexisting condition protections contained within the ACA.
Trump has not proposed an alternative plan to protect those losing coverage and those with preexisting conditions.
It is no wonder Trump's poll numbers are taking a nose dive.
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