Repeal of Obamacare likely to hit hardest those who need it most

The Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," protects people with pre-existing conditions. But insurance companies don't want those people on their books, and likely won't have them if US President Donald Trump get his way.

Photo by: Reuters Archive
Photo by: Reuters Archive

An insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, California, US, January 25, 2017.

US President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress have vowed to repeal the Obama-era health law and replace it with plans yet to emerge.

Tens of millions of Americans could lose their health coverage or see a hike in premiums. But for those with pre-existing conditions, it could be worse. Insurers don't want to provide people coverage if they have a medical history.

TRT World’s Mary MacCarthy met a woman in Denver who falls into that category.