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Democrats to unveil new healthcare legislation on Tuesday

The bill is being released near the ninth anniversary of the Affordable Care being signed into law.

Susan Morse, Senior Editor

In an advisory from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrats plan to unveil healthcare legislation on Tuesday, aimed at lowering costs and continuing the pre-existing conditions protections of the Affordable Care Act, according to Bloomberg.

The bill is being released around the ninth anniversary of the ACA, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. It is designed to counteract the Trump administration's "healthcare sabotage," the Pelosi advisory reportedly said.

With a House Majority, Democrats want to lower healthcare costs and prescription drug prices, Pelosi said by statement.

WHY THIS MATTERS

The bill is coming out at a time when over 100 House Democrats are supporting Medicare for All, but Pelosi is reportedly not among them.

How healthcare will be delivered and paid for in the coming years is central to the 2020 presidential election.

TREND

Republicans under the Trump Administration failed to undo the ACA through legislative efforts.

Republicans who brought a lawsuit in Texas against the ACA won in a case now on appeal.

ON THE RECORD

"Under the GOP Congress, the affordable healthcare that seniors and families rely upon was under constant threat," Pelosi said in a statement. "Even now, the Trump Administration seeks to destroy protections for people with pre-existing conditions in the Texas v. U.S. lawsuit and continues the healthcare sabotage that has senselessly driven up premiums and left more people uninsured."
 

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