If several states succeed in convincing a court to get rid of the Affordable Care Act’s protection for pre-existing conditions, guess who is going to suffer the most.
West Virginia leads the country in the rate of adults under age 65 with pre-existing conditions, at 36 percent, says an article from California Healthline. “That means that about 1 in 3 of them could have a hard time buying insurance through the individual marketplace without the ACA protections,” the story says.
Nevertheless, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, with apparently no direction from his “client,” the state of West Virginia, signed on with a bunch of other states’ officials who are so eager to gut the Affordable Care Act that they would sacrifice their own constituents. He is one of 20 Republican attorneys general and governors behind the lawsuit. (read more)