Donald Trump is helping health insurance companies sell junk plans that scam Americans into higher costs, unpaid bills and plans that don’t cover prescription drug costs or people with pre-existing conditions.

Democrats are trying to stop him. Republicans in Congress are helping him do it.

LAST NIGHT

The House adopted a ban on funding Trump’s expanded junk health insurance plans by 236-188 votes including unanimous support of House Democrats. [Roll Call]

THIS MORNING

Florida Company Sued Over Sales of Skimpy Health Plans [New York Times, 6/13/19]

  • “They say they believed they were purchasing Affordable Care Act plans that include coverage guarantees. But they were sold much less comprehensive coverage that left them vulnerable to tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills, according to the lawsuit.”
  • “Their complaints underscore problems with some types of cheaper health insurance alternatives that the Trump administration has expanded.”
  • They are seeking class-action status, estimating that as many as 500,000 people may have bought these policies.

WHO COULD HAVE SEEN IT COMING?

Trump’s New Obamacare Sabotage Could Really Stick It To Consumers [HuffPost, 8/7/18]