ALERT: New Amendments to American Health Care Act Harm People with Pre-existing Conditions, Speed Cuts to Medicaid and Fail to Cover Critical Health Services
The House could vote as early as Friday on the American Health Care Act with new amendments that further strip away coverage and protections for Americans. The House Freedom Caucus agreed to a series of amendments to the AHCA that enable states to determine their own essential health benefits (a list of benefits, including pediatric dental, mental health services and hospitalization, that insurers are required to cover) and waive certain community rating provisions that prevent health insurers from varying premiums within a geographic area based on age, gender and health status. This ultimately eliminates protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions.
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