At a town hall-style meeting at the White House on Thursday, Obama administration officials touted the benefits for women’s health afforded by the Affordable Care Act – benefits Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said would “cease to exist” if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the law.
“Much of what we’ve described here today would cease to exist,” Sebelius said to a gathering of mostly female supporters and journalists. “Young adults on their parents’ plan would no longer be the law. Insurance companies could go back to rescission (contract-cancelling) policies, could continue to charge women significantly more than men.
“There would not be assistance for a new market without pre-existing health conditions,” Sebelius said. “And that would not be the law any place in the country.”