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Sen @BillCassidy called our reading of his health care bill on pre-existing conditions false. Here’s how we read it:
Prior to ACA, insurers routinely excluded care for cancer or mental health or made the coverage so expensive that it was out of reach
Current law (ACA) guarantees coverage for 10 “essential health benefits”—in every exchange policy in every state
Those EHBs are central to pre-existing condition protections because they define what an insurance policy is required to cover
#GrahamCassidy allows states to opt out of EHBs. That cld mean a person with diabetes can be charged extra for a plan with Rx drug coverage
Allowing states to opt out of EHBs under #GrahamCassidy cld also mean a person w/ depression may not find a plan with mental health coverage
Sen. @BillCassidy says his bill ensures that people with pre-existing conditions have access to “adequate & affordable” coverage
With no EHB requirements and no subsidies, “adequate” and “affordable” is left up to states and does not guarantee coverage

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