Trump’s Junk Healthcare Plan Leaves Florida Man Holding the Bag for Corona Virus Testing

It would be a wildly ironic lesson in why the ACA matters, and it is. But it's also a warning about the public health crisis facing us.

A Miami man who flew to China worried he might have coronavirus. He may owe thousands.

Remember when Trump decided he’d get rid of the ACA by approving junk plans that could impose pre-existing conditions restrictions and don’t pay for benefits that qualified ACA plans are required to cover? Remember how the right wing celebrated that and Trump crowed about how people could buy these crappy plans and tell themselves they had health insurance?

Well, have I got a story for YOU, courtesy of the Miami Herald.

“Azcue said he heard from his insurer that he would also have to provide additional documentation: three years of medical records to prove that the flu he got didn’t relate to a preexisting condition.”

Yep, that’s right. Some genius at the crappy for-profit insurer who was happy to take Azcue’s money but cover nothing and then come up with the bogus argument that somehow a bout of the flu related to some mysterious pre-existing condition (What? He had a cold 3 years ago?) is EXACTLY why the ACA exists.

Junk plans do not cover preexisting conditions.

Article submitted by, sheltomlee.