If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare in November, insurers could resume discriminating against Americans with preexisting medical conditions just as they did before the law was passed.
Democrats are loudly insisting that this is an especially dangerous prospect in a pandemic, as the coronavirus could be considered a preexisting condition.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death ups the chances the court will toss the Affordable Care Act when it hears a high-profile lawsuit on Nov. 10. The law guaranteed people the ability to buy coverage and required a comprehensive set of benefits in any plan they chose, banning insurers from denying coverage or charging more to people with preexisting conditions such as diabetes or cancer.
Absent the ACA, states could limit — or not limit — how insurers define a preexisting condition.