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August 8, 2018

Missourians need to know that Attorney General Josh Hawley wants to allow insurance companies to deny healthcare to nearly 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions.

  • When he had the chance to protect healthcare coverage for Missourians, Hawley did just the opposite — he actually filed a lawsuit that takes away protections for Missourians with pre-existing conditions.
    • According to The St. Louis American, Hawley’s lawsuit is “now putting care for nearly 2.5 million Missourians who have a pre-existing condition at risk.”

  • It’s no surprise that Hawley used his office to put the health insurance industry ahead of common sense healthcare coverage.
  • Hawley is using taxpayer money to take away protections for Missourians with pre-existing conditions.
    • Health care advocates have slammed Hawley, telling The St. Louis American that Hawley “owes his constituents an explanation for why ripping away protections from people with pre-existing conditions helps the state of Missouri or its citizens.”
  • If Josh Hawley had his wayMissourians with asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or anyone who has had the nerve to get sick before could be denied health insurance.
    • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board called on Hawley to “consider the devastating impact this suit, if successful, will have on the Missourians he seeks to represent,” adding that “whatever Hawley and his fellow plaintiffs tell the public and themselves about their motives for tearing down this law, they’re tearing down a protection that many of their constituents literally can’t live without.”

Missourians can see the lawsuit for themselves here.

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