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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.

Obama Urges Fixes To Signature Legislation: It Isn’t Perfect — But ‘No Law Is’

KHN Morning Briefing

The president spoke of the law’s successes while also urging lawmakers and governors to make the changes necessary to make it better. “When one of these companies comes out with a new smartphone and it had a few bugs, what do they do? They fix it,” he said. “You don’t say, well, we’re repealing smartphones.”

Obama Administration Launches Full-On Courtship As Open Enrollment Nears

KHN Morning Briefing

It will use social media, TV ads, email and direct mail to reach more uninsured Americans. But the media blitz will run up against Republicans’ campaigns touting the opposite message. Meanwhile, a study projects that enrollment will either plateau or drop off this year.