ACA: June 11, 2018

Dear Mr. VP,

Here we are, back at it again with the ACA.

Now, the Justice Department won’t defend the law in court, a sneaky way to try and strip the government of the ability to tell private insurers they can’t deny or make unaffordable coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

This is one of the most popular pieces of the ACA. Why? Because essentially everyone has a pre-existing condition. I could go down a list a check off quite a few myself: I gave birth. It was complicated. I had a c-section. Check. I had PPD. Check. According to a BMI chart, I’m too fat. Check. I have whatever the therapist I see every week has diagnosed me with (my guess is it’s generalized anxiety disorder but there’s probably some depression in there too). Check. One time I had high blood pressure. Check.

And that’s pretty much every American. We all have something. It’ll be worse for people with really expensive conditions — I.e. the people who need insurance most. People will die because they can’t afford medical care. You know all this, but yet somehow still call yourself pro-life. A mystery for the ages.

D

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