A complete “repeal only” of healthcare would eliminate protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, return lifetime caps for health insurance coverage, allow insurers to kick consumers off coverage if they become sick, and means kids would not all be able to stay on their parents’ plans, among other damaging and costly reversals
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Vice President Mike Pence is calling for a “repeal only” of the Affordable Care Act if the GOP’s healthcare overhaul fails to pass, the Missouri Democratic Party is calling on Missouri’s Republicans in Congress and top statewide officeholders – including Governor Eric Greitens, Lt. Governor Mike Parson, Attorney General Josh Hawley, Treasurer Eric Schmitt, and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft – to publicly rule out a full repeal and commit to working together to improve the current law.
A full repeal of the Affordable Care Act would devastate the economy and healthcare for working families and older folks in Missouri, eliminating protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, returning lifetime caps for health insurance coverage, allowing insurers to kick consumers off coverage if they become sick, and meaning kids would not all be able to stay on their parents’ plans, among other damaging and costly reversals.
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Austin Petersen has already made clear that he’s supportive of a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber stated, “Repealing the ACA with absolutely no replacement would endanger Missourians who’ve been sick before and return families in our state to the whims of big insurers. It’d be an agonizing health and financial pain Missourians can’t possibly afford to suffer – and Missouri’s GOP officeholders need to publicly push this terrible idea completely off the table and commit to working in a bipartisan way to improve the current law.”