Senate Democrats have urged Trump to get the DOJ to defend the ACA in the ongoing ObamaCare lawsuit. Right now the Trump administration is refusing to defend the federal law.[1]

Currently a lawsuit driven by attorney generals of Republican led states are in the middle of a court case which is arguing that the mandate and potentially the ACA as a whole is illegal. So far the Trump administration has refused to defend the federal law on behalf of the federal government.

Forty-four Democrats, led by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), wrote to Trump asking him to defend the ACA and ensure protections like pre-existing conditions protections. However, the general argument from Trump and other Republicans has been that they will “repeal and replace” and this repeal and replace plan will include pre-existing conditions protections.

With that in mind, past repeal and replace plans did not fully protect pre-existing conditions, instead most un-passed versions only protected them with stipulations such as “you could only get guaranteed coverage if you had maintained continuous coverage.”

Learn more about The “Continuous Coverage Exclusion” For Pre-Existing Conditions.

Read more about Senate Democrats asking Trump to defend the ACA.

Citations

  1. Senate Democrats pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit. TheHill.com.

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