Preexisting Conditions (and Other Health Care Questions) Explained

Health care is the country’s go-to talking point right now, at least during those moments when we want to break from talking about Russia. When it comes to details about health care, preexisting conditions are an especially confusing and contentious topic. So, it should come as no surprise that both of those things make up the bulk of the discussion on this week’s Unpopular Opinion podcast…

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…where writer Lucy Mueller joins Adam, Jeff and Jess to discuss the recent/impending changes to the American health care system. You should damn well listen to it in the player above right now, but if you’re the try before you buy type, you can also check out a clip from the show below. It’s about preexisting conditions and how they work. It’s also funny, if you can believe that.

On top of all that, we have a whole bunch of links for you right damn below here! They’re all the articles we read and reviewed to prepare for this episode. Read them while you listen! Or maybe read them later. Give your undivided attention, right now and for as long as you can stand. Anyway, here’s those links:

How Trumpcare Impacts Preexisting Conditions

You can find a wealth of information about preexisting conditions and damn near everything else “Trumpcare” related at the aptly named website

Tell us who you work for!

From all appearances, it’s not an actual Trump administration site, but don’t quote us on that detail. If it is, it’s shockingly honest about what the new Republican health care plan does and does not offer, so that’s nice.

Promises vs. Reality

This Washington Post article covers all of the health care related promises Trump made on the campaign trail and how they hold up to what’s actually in the new health care bill.

The Prescription Drug Loophole

Hey! Remember that Trumpcare website we just mentioned? Here’s another article that details how the new plan will deal with prescription drugs. If you were hoping Trump would be the guy to put an end to the Martin Shkreli’s of the world by closing the loophole that prevent insurance companies from negotiating prescription prices with drug companies, we’re genuinely puzzled as to why you thought he’d be the guy. He’s not. You can read all about it in that link, or you can listen to us talk about in the Soundcloud player above, or on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all the other places fine podcasts are downloaded.

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