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Here we go!
Trump gives Democrats a big health care opening for the midterms
Axios ^ | 6/11/18 | Drew Altman
Posted on 6/11/2018, 5:55:03 AM by DoodleDawg
Most of the discussion of the Trump administration’s decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act — and to urge the courts to throw out its protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions — has focused on what happens to the individual insurance market. But the political impact may be even greater.
Why it matters: Protections for people with pre-existing conditions are hugely popular, and the administration may have handed Democrats their strongest health care weapon yet — because now they can make the case that the administration has gone to court to take away protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
The case is also likely to drag on, so it could be the political gift that keeps on giving through 2020, even if it is eventually thrown out.
****************Attacking what is just about the only really liked feature of Obamacare could come back to bite the GOP.
To: relicteleHave the Dems shown they are ready to attack any actual issue?
This just happened Friday I believe. The Democrats haven’t finished their happy dance yet.
To: Flavious_MaximusInsurance for those with pre-existing conditions is not insurance.
Argue semantics if you want but that doesn’t change the fact that this is one of the few popular features of Obamacare and the GOP is working to eliminate it without any alternative. Optics on this won’t be good.
To: ConservativeMindIt is technically called a “benefit” when people are given preexisting condition coverage.
Oh so now they want to take away a “benefit” that people really like? Just gets better and better.
To: ConservativeMindYou keep sounding like someone who is happy transgender reassignment surgery being force-covered. After all, tons of people are very, very happy with it.
And you sound like someone who doesn’t care if the Democrats take the House and/or the Senate in November.