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Republicans To Focus On Access Instead Of Universal Coverage In Repeal Plans

KHN Morning Briefing

While many health law advocates are focusing on the millions of people who will be vulnerable to losing coverage if the legislation is dismantled, Republicans say their focus is on making sure people who want insurance can get it — not making sure everyone has it. Meanwhile, Harry Reid warns that people will die if the law is rolled back, and the 27 percent of Americans younger than 65 who have preexisting conditions make their voices heard on social media.

If Obamacare Requirement On Preexisting Conditions Is Rolled Back, 52 Million Could Be Uninsurable

KHN Morning Briefing

Before the health law, insurers could deny coverage or charge higher rates based on an individual-plan applicant’s health history. If that were true again today, 52 million Americans have a medical condition that could jeopardize their insurance, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.)

‘Akin To Armageddon’: How Repealing Health Law Could Deal Major Blow To Mental Health Care

KHN Morning Briefing

If the law is dismantled it could wipe out benefits and protections for millions of Americans with mental illnesses. In other news, advocates launch a campaign to try to save the Affordable Care Act, the acting CMS administrator asks lawmakers to work to fix, rather than scrap the law entirely, and actuaries add their voice to a growing list of those concerned about repeal.

Senate’s To-Do List For Day One: Repeal Health Law

KHN Morning Briefing

The rest of the details are still murky, though, following a meeting between Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Republican leadership. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats have one message: Bring it on. “They don’t know what to do. They’re like the dog that caught the bus,” Sen. Chuck Schumer says.

Repeal Without Replace Plan Spooks Insurers, May Provoke Stampede To Exit Market

KHN Morning Briefing

Insurers would have little incentive to stick around if the law is dismantled without a replacement plan in place — which would mean chaos for consumers. Meanwhile, Mike Pence says Donald Trump will take on the health law right “out of the gate,” but two conservative thinkers talk with Politico about how Trump’s stance on health care is more of a wild card than some may think.

Trump Open To Preserving Most Popular Parts Of Health Law

KHN Morning Briefing

Donald Trump says the ban on insurers denying coverage to people who are sick and the provision allowing young adults to stay on their parents coverage are “the strongest assets” of the Affordable Care Act.