Insurance industry challenges Trump, Trump administration in lawsuits over healthcare
The Trump administration is challenging the Obama administration’s decision to let insurers continue to charge individuals more for their health insurance coverage if they are found to have preexisting conditions.
The administration is also suing the Trump administration, arguing that it failed to protect Americans from a plan by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that would have prevented the insurance company from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions.
Anthem, which has been sued in a federal court, filed the lawsuit in a separate lawsuit in U.S. District Court in California.
The Trump-administration lawsuit seeks to block Anthem from enforcing its rules on pre, pre-paid and premium policies.
The Trump administration argued in its lawsuit that Anthem is not required to provide health insurance to those with pre-existing conditions, and it also argued that the law does not require the federal government to “protect” insurers from covering people with preexistent conditions.
Anthem said in its court filing that it has the authority to determine who qualifies for its plans and that it does not “discriminate against individuals with pree xisting conditions or their dependents.”
The Trump White House said Anthem’s lawsuit “would harm the Affordable Care Act, which is the foundation of our nation’s health care system.”
Anthem has a “unique opportunity to protect millions of Americans from the devastating impact of these policies,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
“We are confident that the courts will recognize that this is an unlawful and unenforceable threat to the law and that the Trump Administration is standing up to protect the health and well-being of our American citizens.”
Antonio Garcia, executive director of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said the ruling would allow insurance companies to continue to “pursue their malicious plans to deny and delay coverage for millions of people, and undermine our ability to protect our patients and our health.”
He called it “a big win for corporate America, the Trump White Party and the Republican Congress.”
Trump signed an executive order on Feb. 23 that said insurers would not be required to cover individuals with preexisting conditions and would be required under the law to offer health insurance that covered the majority of their health care costs.
Under the Trump order, insurers would be able to charge patients for the full cost of their premiums.
But a federal judge ruled on Feb 30 that Anthem was violating the law by refusing to provide coverage for people with preexisting illnesses and that Anthem’s refusal to cover people with medical conditions violated the individual mandate, which requires Americans to purchase health insurance.
The Obama administration argued that allowing insurers to charge more for pre- and pre-purchased coverage would result in insurers being able to increase premiums for many consumers.
But in the new lawsuit, the administration argues that the individual and employer mandates have nothing to do with insurers charging more.
The White House argued that Obamacare has always required that employers offer health benefits to their workers, and that Obamacare required insurers to offer a certain percentage of their employees’ health benefits.
The administration said Anthem has failed to provide any proof that it is providing this percentage to its workers.
Antioch said that it believes that the Obama order “violated the Constitution and the statutes and violated the health care protections guaranteed under the First Amendment.”
It is a major victory for consumers and consumers rights and will prevent future attempts by the Obama Administration to impose the false, false, and misleading claims that insurance companies are forcing individuals with health problems to purchase their coverage,” the company said in the statement.
Antonia said in an interview with Bloomberg News on Friday that it will file a notice of appeal with the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in California on Tuesday.
Anthem did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Antonys health insurance policies have an average annual premium of $7,200 for a bronze plan and $13,400 for a silver plan.
Anthem does not offer plans for individuals with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level, according to the company.
Antony said in April that it plans to start offering its health plans in 2018.
Antion is the nation’s second-largest health insurer by annual sales.