March 31, 2019

Obamacare

The Trump administration’s Justice dept. has filed a brief in Federal Court asking that the whole of Obamacare be struck down as unconstitutional. Although they are unlikely to be successful, if they were, it would be a major upending of healthcare in America. Gone would be protections for those with pre-existing conditions, plans would no longer offer things like maternity coverage, mental health, and wellness benefits. Also, Medicaid expansion would be stricken¬† which now covers people in 33 states. And, without a plan to replace Obamacare, insurance coverage to over 200 million Americans would be disrupted.