July 17, 2018 / Press Release
ICYMI: Missourians With Pre-Existing Conditions Among Those Who Would Suffer Most if Hawley Lawsuit is Successful
Today, Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported that Missourians are among those who would suffer most if a lawsuit filed by Josh Hawley and 19 other Republican Attorneys General is successful. While Missouri has one of the highest rates of adults with pre-existing conditions, Hawley's lawsuit "calls on federal courts to find the health law’s protections for people with preexisting conditions unconstitutional." Nearly 2.5 million Missourians could lose coverage due to the lawsuit. Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance Reforms professor Justin Giovannelli told KHN that plaintiffs like Hawley “are paying lip service to these critical protections for people, but they are in fact engaged in a strategy that would get rid of those protections."