This article comes from an article that was written by the CATO Institute.
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Consider the article, which relates to The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Five Problems with Democrats’ “Preexisting Conditions” Strategy
Democrats think preexisting conditions will once again carry them to electoral victory. Despite their own liabilities and callousness on the issue, they’re probably right.
In 2018, Democrats accused Republicans of wanting to deny health care to the sick. Exhibit A, they said, was the GOP’s attempt to repeal ObamaCare’s popular preexisting-conditions provisions. The accusation worked. Democrats flipped a net 41 House seats to take control of the chamber. Conventional wisdom considers the outcome to be proof that ObamaCare is (finally) popular with voters.
In 2020, Democrats are deploying the same strategy. A meritless yet somewhat successful Republican-led legal challenge to ObamaCare now sits before the Supreme Court. Oral arguments will occur mere days after the election and mere days after the GOP replaces the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a jurist who is unlikely to approach ObamaCare with the same reverence Ginsburg did: 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett. This confluence of events again enables Democrats to accuse Republicans of wanting to deny care to the sick by eliminating ObamaCare’s popular preexisting-conditions provisions.
1. Congressional Republicans didn’t try to repeal ObamaCare’s preexisting-conditions provisions.
2. ObamaCare’s preexisting-conditions provisions deny care to the sick.
3. ObamaCare’s preexisting-conditions provisions deny coverage to the sick.
4. ObamaCare’s preexisting-conditions provisions are not popular.