The piece of evil legislation known as Trumpcare is being brought to the floor today.
That comes out to $62 per person with a pre-existing condition. Those who run the numbers say that the high risk pools need at least TWO HUNDRED BILLION….NOT EIGHT
According to Raw Story, the bill’s recently added MacArthur Meadows Amendment would ditch the ACA’s protections for preexisting conditions — sexual assault being one of them.
Under the amendment, states would have the all-clear to waive the ban preventing insurance companies from denying coverage to patients based on preexisting conditions. That means companies can also deny preventive health care services, like mammograms and gynecological exams, to these patients, which sexual assault survivors in particular rely on following an attack.
In 2010, before the ACA became law, the Huffington Post reported the story of Christina Turner, a 45-year-old woman who had been turned away by her insurance company because she’d been raped.
* Lauren Dobson-Hughes @ldobsonhughes
1/3 of US women giving birth have c-sections. Any of their subsequent pregnancies or births would be uncovered. 1.2m women every year
If you didn’t leave your abuser immediately, any subsequent medical care likely wouldn’t be covered. Pregnancy, violence, assault
* If you need surgery after a sexual assault, or therapy, or STI treatment, or pregnancy care, good luck cause it’s not covered
* Potentially, if you had postpartum depression, you could be denied coverage for a subsequent pregnancy and birth, regardless of PPD If you had a c-section, any subsequent pregnancy or birth wouldn’t be covered. And uninsured vbacs or c-sections aren’t cheap
A woman who needed Plan B or prophylactic ARVs after a sexual assault would be denied them under the new bill
Weird how all the new pre-existing conditions overwhelmingly affect women. Must be coincidence
THIS IS A TAX CUT BILL MASQUERADING AS A HEALTHCARE BILL. THIS IS ABOUT TAKING HEALTHCARE AWAY FROM THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE POOR TO GIVE RICH PEOPLE A TAX CUT.