Democrats are eager to highlight Trump's attacks on ObamaCare, given that protecting the health care law and its guarantees for people with pre-existing conditions
was a central theme of Democrats' successful campaign last year to win back the House.
"The debate about pre-existing conditions
is over," Mulvaney said on ABC News' "This Week." "Both parties support them, and anyone telling you anything different is lying to you for political gain.
Gone would be the health insurance market reforms like protection for folks with pre-existing conditions
, community rating pricing and guarantee issue as well as Medicaid expansion and the health insurance marketplaces.
States fighting to overturn the Affordable Care Act and remove protections for pre-existing conditions
include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Cruz has insisted in recent weeks that "everyone agrees" on the need to protect those with pre-existing conditions
, a comment that has drawn derision from Democrats who cite his longtime vow to "repeal every single word of Obamacare" and his leading role in the 2013 government shutdown over the law.
In securing life insurance, some pre-existing conditions
may be automatic disqualifiers.
NJPP expressed concern that should the case go to the Supreme Court, Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the appointment of conservative judge Neil Gorsuch, could endanger the pre-existing conditions
protections set by the Affordable Care Act.
"If Republicans are serious about maintaining protections for people with pre-existing conditions
, they should join us in urging the Trump administration to reverse their shameful decision to not defend the constitutionality of that vital provision that is already the law," Schumer said Tuesday in a statement.
If you had cancer or diabetes or even a Caesarean section, insurance companies labeled it a pre-existing condition
and slapped you with a whopping insurance premium.
After the 2010 passage of the ACA, the industry kept lobbying on the pre-existing condition
issue - and this week, the House passed a bill to repeal the ban on insurance companies discriminating against sick people.
The ACA increased the number of people who currently have healthcare insurance, which covers pre-existing conditions
, including obesity.