Among other things, Congresswoman Noem just voted to make rape a pre-existing condition for which insurers can charge higher premiums:
Pre-Obamacare rape survivors who sought treatment for their injuries could be denied health care later on. Under Obamacare, preexisting conditions were guaranteed to receive coverage — among them, sexual assault. The American Health Care Act is going to change that.
The new MacArthur-Meadows Amendment will allow states to discriminate based on medical history, reportedly without addressing the subsequent high cost of health care for millions of Americans.
In addition to rape, postpartum depression, cesarean sections, and surviving domestic violence are all considered preexisting conditions. Companies can also deny coverage for gynecological services and mammograms [Sarah Spellings, “In Trump’s America, Rape Is a Preexeisting Condition,” New York Magazine: The Cut, 2017.05.04].
The War on Women is real. Donald Trump is waging war on women, and Kristi Noem is on Trump’s side.