Before Obamacare, GOP Candidate Was Denied Health Coverage For Adopting A Child
By Scott Keyes
MADISONVILLE, Kentucky — In a parallel universe, Matt Bevin might not be an anti-Obama crusader, but instead a poster child for the issues with the old health insurance industry and the ways in which the Affordable Care Act now prevents insurers from taking advantage of consumers.
That’s because Bevin, a Republican Senate candidate trying to unseat Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), himself was once the victim of an unfair insurance industry practice: Denying coverage to consumers because of a pre-existing condition.
During a campaign stop in western Kentucky on Monday, Bevin told the crowd that after leaving a job, “My wife and I literally didn’t have health care for about a year because of a pre-existing condition.”
Was it cancer? Heart disease? Pancreatitis? No. It wasn’t a health condition at all...To Read More: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/05/07/3435046/matt-bevin-pre-existing-condition/