Monthly Archives - April 2017

New White House proposal would put 4-12 million Americans at risk

According to news reports, today, Vice President Pence and other White House officials presented an idea to a Freedom Caucus meeting to allow states to choose to apply for waivers to repeal two ACA regulations. Those two regulations detail ACA’s essential health benefits, which mandate which health services insurers must cover, and “community rating,” which prevents insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions higher premiums. So, under the White House proposal, insurance companies could charge Americans with pre- existing conditions as [...]