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ACA Sign Only four states in the US have adopted all three protections afforded by the ACA: guaranteed issue; adjusted community rating; and a prohibition on pre-existing condition exclusions. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A lawsuit that has the support of the Trump Administration may bring back the practice of denying insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions. Should the lawsuit succeed in its attempt to overturn consumer protections that prevent insurers from excluding Americans with pre-existing conditions, some states are going to feel the impact more than others.

A new report from the Commonwealth Fund looks at the possible consequences of the lawsuit, which claims that since the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act was eliminated by last year’s tax cut legislation, the other provisions of the health care law must be found unconstitutional.

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