Scott Walker’s ObamaCare replacement plan would not protect all Americans with preexisting conditions

So it looks like Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to repeal ObamaCare would likely leave a lot of Americans with preexisting conditions without health care coverage.

Walker’s plan says it would “protect all Americans with pre-existing conditions,” but when you read the fine print, you realize that’s not accurate. It would only bar preexisting conditions for Americans who have continuous coverage — who never have a lapse between their plans. But there aren’t any protections mentioned for people who do drop coverage at some point. This group is big: One study found that between 2004 and 2007, 89 million Americans had at least a one-month gap in coverage.


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