October 18, 2018 Fact Checks

FACT CHECK: Josh Hawley is Suing to Strip Health Insurance Protections from Millions of Missourians with Pre-Existing Conditions

MISSOURI — Josh Hawley is actively suing to end protections for Missourians with pre-existing conditions provided under current health insurance law.

Here are the facts about Josh Hawley’s effort to strip health insurance protections from Missourians with pre-existing conditions:

  • Josh Hawley and 19 other Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit that would end the requirement that health insurance companies cover those with pre-existing conditions.
  • Hawley’s lawsuit jeopardizes coverage for nearly 2.5 million Missourians, including over 300,000 children.
  • Despite calls from editorial boardshealth care advocates, and local elected officials, Hawley has refused to withdraw Missouri from the lawsuit.
  • Republicans have tried to mitigate political fallout from Hawley’s lawsuit with a sham proposal they say would protect those with pre-existing conditions, but their claim that the proposal would undo the damage of Hawley’s lawsuit has been debunked as “a lie.”