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After Obamacare ruling, Louisiana officials want pre-existing health conditions covered

December 19, 2018
In The News

Three days after a Texas judge ruled President Barack Obama’s signature federal health care law unconstitutional, state leaders are assessing their next move pending the likely appeal of the decision.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, one of 20 attorneys general seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act, reiterated that he will back state legislation requiring health insurance companies cover people with pre-existing medical conditions if a lawsuit that he’s bringing strikes down the law’s current mandate for such coverage.

On Facebook, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, said the Texas judge “got it right” and “hopefully, we can give the people the health care they want and a system that actually works for people, not bureaucrats.” Abraham, a medical doctor, is running against Edwards for governor in 2019.

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