In Trump’s Healthcare Bill, Rape Is A Pre-existing Condition
Contrary to what Trump would have you believe, an amendment in the GOP health-care bill, otherwise known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), will give states the authority to deny coverage to those American’s suffering from pre-existing conditions…including sexual assault.
Rape survivors, from the pre-Obamacare era, seeking treatment could be denied access to health care at a later time.
Under Obamacare, all pre-existing conditions had guaranteed access to health coverage, including those having suffered from sexual assault.
Well the AHCA, is about to change that.
The new MacArthur-Meadows Amendment gives the states the discretion to discriminate on the basis of the applicants medical history, without addressing the consequent high cost of health care for millions of Americans.
Along with rape or any other form of sexual assault, postpartum depression, cesarean sections, and surviving domestic violence are also categorized under preexisting conditions. Insurance companies will also have the authority to deny coverage to those in need of gynecological services and mammograms.
Beloved, and belligerent, President Trump, who is known for his famous quote “grab ’em by the pussy“, and who is also of the opinion that former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, with a long list of sexual harassment claims against him, has done absolutely nothing wrong, took to his favorite PR system, Twitter, to tell all that he would be “taking care of pre-existing conditions!”
…healthcare plan is on its way. Will have much lower premiums & deductibles while at the same time taking care of pre-existing conditions!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2017
The amendment also states, “Nothing in this Act shall be construed as permitting health insurance issuers to discriminate in rates for health insurance coverage by gender.“
Ivanka, Jared…are we doing anything about this bros? Last time we checked the stats, its women who get the brunt of the sexual assaults, rape and unplanned pregnancies 😒
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