Politics/Policy
6:00 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Idaho Senator Says Some Health Care Rules Will Stay

The U.S. Supreme Court will make a much anticipated decision this week on the nation’s health care law.  Idaho's senior senator believes some parts of the law will survive whatever the court decides. 

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) wants the Supreme Court to overturn the nation’s health care law.  But he said Tuesday some parts of the law will remain even if the Court rules against it.   "I’m confident that one way or the other we will continue to have protection of preexisting conditions, and protection for payment limitations, and protection for those up to age 26 to be on their family insurance."

Crapo said these types of provisions have broad bipartisan support in Congress.  As a result, he thinks lawmakers will draft new bills to keep these rules in place, or insurance companies will decide to do so voluntarily.

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