On Thursday, Kaiser Family Foundation health policy vice president Larry Levitt tore into President Donald Trump's new executive order supposedly protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions.
The technical policy terms that come to mind regarding reports of President Trump's executive order on pre-existing… https://t.co/Z0e1lStvQe— Larry Levitt (@Larry Levitt)1600978544.0
Apparently even making a wish and blowing out birthday candles twice won't protect people with pre-existing conditions.— Larry Levitt (@Larry Levitt)1600979173.0
The president has promised that his order, which is mainly symbolic and light on actual policy, will ensure insurers must continue to cover pre-existing conditions. However, he also re-iterated his support for the multi-state lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, which the Supreme Court is set to hear a week after the election. If the ACA is struck down, there is no basis for protecting pre-existing conditions absent a new bill from Congress.