Hyde-Smith's Vote

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In the US Senate, Cindy Hyde-Smith was the deciding vote to allow health insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions


Vote 226, Failed 50-50, 10/10/18


“The issuer could also decline to issue a new policy to the consumer based on preexisting medical conditions.” https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16568.pdf#page=1
1.3 million people in Mississippi have pre-existing conditions, but Hyde-Smith doesn’t seem to care https://familiesusa.org/product/defending-health-care-2017-what-stake-mississippi
Her vote allows insurance companies to deny coverage or drastically overcharge people with pre-existing conditions


It also allows insurance companies to not cover maternity costs, preventative care  or prescription drugs "Short-term, limited-duration insurance policies are unlikely to include all the requirements applicable to individual market plans, such as the preexisting condition exclusion prohibition, coverage of essential health benefits without annual or lifetime dollar limits, preventive care, maternity and prescription drug coverage, rating restrictions, and guaranteed renewability.”


Cindy Hyde-Smith:

Wrong on health care

Wrong for Mississippi