‘Pro-Life’ Republicans Vote For Denial Of Health Care Coverage To People With Pre-Existing Conditions
Senate Republicans, most of whom claim to be “pro-life,” voted to block a bill by Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin that would have stopped health insurance companies from denying short-plan coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
Thanks to the Trump administration, insurance companies can now sell short-term plans that violate the rules set by Obamacare.
The Senate vote was a 50-50 tie, one vote short of the 51 votes needed to pass.
Baldwin challenged Republicans before the vote, notes ThinkProgress:
I heard my colleagues on the other side of the aisle say that they are committed to protecting people with preexisting conditions.
Now is your chance to prove it. Anyone who says they support coverage for people with preexisting conditions should support this resolution and overturn the Trump administration’s expansion of these junk insurance plans.
Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada — who has been campaigning on his support of people with preexisting conditions — voted against Baldwin’s bill to protect people with preexisting conditions.