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Keep pre-existing condition coverage in replacement plans

Lewis said in a Wall Street Journal opinion column that the late Sen. John McCain is responsible for GOP losses. Lewis singled out McCain's vote against a bill that would have repealed ObamaCare's individual mandate on July 28, 2017, for voters' decision to return control of the House of Representatives to Democrats. "McCain's last-minute decision prompted a 'green wave' of liberal special-interest money, which was used to propagate false claims that the House plan 'gutted coverage for people with pre-existing conditions,'" Lewis wrote. "That line of attack was the Democrats' most potent attack in the midterms. It was endlessly repeated by overt partisans in the media," he added.

He singled out reports, including one in the Star Tribune, that said Republicans wanted to change the law so that insurers could consider pregnancy a pre-existing conditions. Nothing in the Republicans' American Health Care Act, Lewis wrote, would have limited coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune on 2018 Congress MN-2 election , Nov 12, 2018

We've seen the system collapse under MNSure & ObamaCare

ObamaCare promised to reduce health insurance premiums by as much as $2,500 per family. Today, however, premiums are $4,865 higher, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation report. Because ObamaCare mandated the most expensive coverage for everyone, young people, as well as smaller insurers, have been priced out of the market. Right here in Minnesota we've seen the system collapse under MNSure, and this year's premium price increases may reach 66 percent! The net result is a health care system bursting at the seams as employers drop costly coverage and dump part-timers onto bureaucratic 'exchanges' while providers refuse new patients due to government price controls. ObamaCare even reduced the amount of out-of-pocket health expenses families could deduct. Let's empower healthcare consumers by undoing the costly ACA 'mandates,' allowing individuals to buy policies across state lines, and enacting true portability by changing the tax code.
Source: 2016 Minnesota House campaign website JasonLewis2016.com , Nov 8, 2016

Supports repealing mandated health insurance.

Lewis supports the CC survey question on nationalized healthcare

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Repealing the Nationalized Health Care System that Forces Citizens to Buy Insurance or Pay Fines' The Christian Coalition notes, "You can help make sure that voters have the facts BEFORE they cast their votes. We have surveyed candidates in the most competitive congressional races on the issues that are important to conservatives."

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 16_CC5 on Nov 8, 2016

Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act.

Lewis supports the PVS survey question on ObamaCare

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q5 on Nov 8, 2016

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