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Trump Administration Move Imperils Pre-Existing Condition Protections

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2018
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Margarita Mills (left), an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors

The Trump administration's decision to abandon the Affordable Care Act in an ongoing court challenge could affect some of the most popular pillars of the law — further intensifying the fight over health care in the middle of an election year.

It is unusual for the Justice Department to refuse to defend existing law in court challenges. In this case, 20 states sued the federal government in February claiming the individual mandate is unconstitutional after Congress zeroed out the tax penalty for not having health insurance in its 2017 tax...

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