The crucial question for Republicans' ACA replacement plans

Now that Republican presidential candidates are beginning to detail their plans to replace the Affordable Care Act, the most important question they must answer is how they'd protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, argues an opinion piece from Bloomberg. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's plan, for instance, would require insurers to offer the same coverage terms for both sick and healthy customers as long as they maintain continuous coverage. Though a previous attempt to keep insurers from discriminating against continuously covered individuals failed, one way to improve the plan is to protect covered individuals from unfair premium increases, according to Bloomberg. The government could also be more forgiving in its definition of "continuous coverage," making the designation include those who haven't gone more than 90 days without health insurance. Opinion piece

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