Republicans are pushing a bill that would allow insurers to deny coverage to some customers based on a person’s pre-existing condition.
The House Freedom Caucus released a draft of the legislation Thursday, which the Senate could not pass.
The proposal would allow states to deny insurance to people with pre-conceived conditions, which critics say could drive up the cost of health insurance.
Under the plan, states would be able to charge a higher rate for people with preexisting conditions and a lower rate for those who aren’t.
The bill would also allow states, which already have waivers to charge higher premiums to those with preexsisting conditions, to expand them to include people with certain pre-conditions.
If the bill is passed, the cost to insurers of providing health coverage to people who don’t have preexisted conditions would skyrocket, the draft said.
The draft bill also calls for an expansion of Medicaid, the federal health insurance program for low-income people, to more people in need of help.