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ACA Sign The resolution enumerates protection for pre-existing conditions in an almost point-by-point regurgitation of the coverage provided by the ACA. (Photo: Shutterstock)

With a month to go before midterm Congressional elections, the state of health insurance for American voters has become a hot potato. The problem for the Republican Party: the Democrats have a corner on asbestos gloves.

The GOP’s latest attempt to demonstrate concern for those with pre-existing medical conditions is House Resolution 1089. Crafted by Rep. Pete Sessions—who happens to be facing a tough race in Texas—the short resolution is designed to address the many polls that have found that most Americans think pre-existing medical conditions should be fully and affordably covered.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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