GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps
June 1, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa Dammert was in such dire financial straits in 2014 that she and her husband did the unthinkable: They let their health insurance lapse for a while.
If the Dammerts and some of the millions of other Americans like them do that under the Republican health care plan now making its way through Congress, they could end up paying a heavy price.
Under the bill, people who go without insurance for even just a couple of months — whether because of a job loss, a divorce, a serious illness that...