HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democrats in Pennsylvania’s state Senate say they’ll introduce legislation to continue protections in individual health insurance plans sold in the state should the Affordable Care Act be permanently blocked in the courts.READ MORE: Local Police Departments Team Up To Enforce Pedestrian Traffic Laws
Democrats said Thursday they’ll introduce the bills after the two-year legislative session begins Jan. 1.
They say the bills will require individual health insurance plans sold in Pennsylvania to cover the federal law’s 10 essential benefits and to cover pre-existing conditions without charging more.READ MORE: Just Hanging Out: Butler County Man Twice Catches Bear On Camera In His Yard
Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, is a strong supporter of the federal law, while Republicans control the state House and Senate.
Last Friday, a federal judge in Texas declared the whole law unconstitutional, although the Affordable Care Act remains in place while the legal battle continues, possibly to the Supreme Court.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Ending Extended Jobless Benefits, Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%
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