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