Ring of Fire: Republicans Remove Pre-Existing Condition Mandate From New Obamacare Replacement

Ring of Fire: Republicans Remove Pre-Existing Condition Mandate From New Obamacare Replacement

After a stinging defeat of their first attempt to dismantle the ACA and replace it with a Republican-approved healthcare bill, Republicans are trying again, this time abandoning the most popular aspect of the ACA in order to cut costs.

As Republicans quickly learned during their first attack on the ACA, the one thing that the American people simply will not tolerate is any tampering with an element of the Affordable Care Act that has been vital to so many: a mandate which requires insurance companies to cover all paying customers, regardless of their existing health issues.

When this element of the ACA went into effect, millions who had been previously denied healthcare on the basis of their health were allowed to have coverage once again. Once the American public became acquainted with this wonderful feature, they became unwilling to lose it.


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