Pre-existing conditions

Senate Republicans introduce bill protecting pre-existing conditions

In this image, Mitch McConnell walks by a crowd.
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Several GOP senators introduced a new bill to protect people with pre-existing conditions yesterday, including several senators who are up for re-election next year.

What's new: The bill is an enhanced version of one introduced by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) last year; unlike last year's, it requires insurance companies to cover treatment of an enrollee's pre-existing conditions.

Trump flips: For now, GOP is no longer the "party of health care"

In this image, Mitch McConnell stands next to President Trump, who is talking with both hands splayed out in front of him.
Mitch McConnell and President Trump. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

GOP leaders are trying their best to put a lid on President Trump's talk of a new and wonderful health care plan that would define the Republican Party for 2020.

Driving the news: "Not any longer," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said yesterday when asked whether he and Trump differ on health care.