The House vote for the GOP’s disastrous health care reform bill narrowly passed on Thursday, which threatens to take away the healthcare of about 24 million Americans.
If the bill passes, it will reshape large portions of Obamacare — like getting rid of employer mandates and making huge cuts to Medicaid, which provides care for the poor and disabled.
But the poor and disabled aren’t the only big losers in the American Health Care Act. An amendment in the Obamacare replacement bill will allow states to deny coverage for preexisting conditions — which includes sexual assault.
Before Obamacare, rape survivors who sought treatment for their injuries could be denied health care later on.
Obama’s Affordable Care Act guaranteed coverage to those with pre-existing conditions — but Trump’s replacement bill is going to take it all back.
The new MacArthur-Meadows Amendment will allow insurers to discriminate based on medical history; which includes rape, postpartum depression, cesarean sections, and surviving domestic violence.
States can also deny coverage for essential health benefits like gynecological services, mammograms, vaccinations, blood pressure and cholesterol, mental health care, and substance abuse treatment.
Despite what you’re reading, the amendments insists:
“Nothing in this Act shall be construed as permitting health insurance issuers to discriminate in rates for health insurance coverage by gender.”
Well, maybe someone should tell Trump’s Golf Club of an administration that the majority of people who get domestically abused, sexually assaulted, or pregnant are women.
Then again, shouldn’t Trump know this from personal experience?
Where you at, Ivanka Trump?