Majority Leader McConnell Breaks with Trump on Pre-Existing Conditions

Labor News

Greg Nash

Reprinted from The Hill by Jessie Hellmann on June 12, 2018. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said Tuesday that “everybody” in the Senate wants to maintain protections for people with preexisting conditions, even as the Trump administration seeks to have such protections overturned in court.

“Everybody I know in the Senate — everybody — is in favor of maintaining coverage for preexisting conditions. There is no difference in opinion about that whatsoever,” McConnell said at his weekly press conference with reporters.

The Justice Department wrote in a filing last week that it would not defend ObamaCare’s protections for people with preexisting conditions, siding in large part with a challenge to the law brought by a coalition of Republican-led states. …

The Hill 6/12

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