Exclusive–Jeff Landry: Edwards’ Veto of Healthcare Bill Would Be ‘Clear Signal’ He Rejects Pre-Existing Conditions

Breitbart | 6/12/2019 | Staff
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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Tuesday that the if Democrat Gov. Jon Bel Edwards were to veto the Louisiana healthcare bill, it would show he does not care about pre-existing conditions and “boost” Rep. Ralph Abraham’s (R-LA) gubernatorial campaign.

Louisiana Attorney General Landry spoke with Breitbart News regarding his Obamacare replacement, the Louisiana Families Protection act, which would allow the state insurance commission to open the health insurance market to anyone not covered by an employer-sponsored health insurance plan. Companies could then compete on the state exchange to offer health insurance.

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Landry’s health insurance legislation would also protect Americans with pre-existing conditions without the more onerous regulations that arose from Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The Lousiana healthcare passed through both chambers of the Louisiana legislature with veto-proof majorities, sending the bill to Edwards’ desk to sign or veto. Edwards faces a difficult decision whether to veto the popular healthcare bill or sign the bill and give Republicans a potential model for Republicans to use to both repeal Obamacare and deliver more affordable healthcare to the American people.

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Edwards faced a similar position when he ultimately signed the Lousiana heartbeat bill, which restricted the ability for citizens to obtain an abortion after a fetus has developed a heartbeat.

Landry said that if Edwards veto the bill, it would serve as a “clear signal” he does not care about pre-existing conditions.

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