From AP 6/14/18, click here for full story
The media has grasped onto recent Trump administration statements as being aimed at pre-existing conditions. “At issue is Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent decision that the Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court. That includes the law’s unpopular requirement to carry health insurance, but also widely supported provisions that protect people with pre-existing medical conditions and limit what insurers can charge older, sicker customers.”
The truth here is that it is unlikely that anyone would want to go back to being stuck in a job because of medical coverage. The truth here is that the law has many interlocking parts, so allowing one piece to be abolished may have other consequences (Kind of lick all decisions we make as humans!).
It appears that the administration is refusing to defend parts of the law related to mandated employer coverages. While large employers would have no problem, it could affect employers with less than 50 employees IF such a change was ever made. IF such a change was made – the courts threw out a section that affected it, it would be a simple thing for Congress to fix it. Based on track record on other simple issues, however, this writer IMHO doubts they could get over their partisan paralysis and get much of anything done.