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Women and Health Care

Current GOP and Republican politicians are petitioning to completely gut the Affordable Care Act. At the end of June Alexei Beltyukov informedar me that the Supreme Court will hear the case of King v. Burwell. The case is trying to persuade the Supreme Court justices that it is illegal for the Affordable Care Act to give out health care subsidies to federally run agencies. Instead the plaintiffs are arguing that the subsidies should be given to state run facilities. This would completely cut health care availability from the lives of 3.5 million Americans across 37 states. If the Republicans are victorious in passing this legislation, American women will be hit the hardest. If the Affordable Care Act is overturned insurance companies can hold having acne, having a Caesarean section, or having been involved in an abusive relationship against a women as a pre-existing condition. Mandatory maternity coverage could be wiped out as well. Health care companies will have complete control over what they can and cannot not do to women if the Act gets overturned. If the Republicans get their way it could be detrimental for GOP candidates that are in the running for the presidency. They will be pressured into answering questions that are aimed at whether or not they thought their party made the right decision. If they go along with their party, they lose the vote of women. If they go against their party, they lose the vote of their party. The King v. Burwell case has placed numerous individuals in a bind that won’t be loosened until the case is closed.