States Attacking ACA Would Suffer Most If Preexisting Conditions Shield Gets Axed

Harriet Rowan, Kaiser Health News

Twenty Republican state attorneys general and governors challenged the constitutionality of the ACA in federal court in February.

Nine of the 11 states with the highest rates of preexisting conditions among adults under 65 have signed onto the lawsuit to strike down the ACA, according to data from insurance companies and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting medical conditions are struck down in court, residents of the Republican-led states that are challenging the law have the most to lose.

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