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Justice Dept.'s refusal to defend ACA is not a policy position, Azar says

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the refusal of the Department of Justice and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to defend the Affordable Care Act's provisions offering protections for people with pre-existing conditions against a lawsuit filed by 20 Republican-led states "is a constitutional and legal position, not a policy position." The Trump administration "share[s] the view of working to ensure individuals with pre-existing conditions can have access to affordable health insurance," Azar told lawmakers during a Senate hearing.

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