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Reporter Arrested Asking HHS Head If Domestic Violence is Pre-existing Condition in GOP Health Plan

HeadlineMay 10, 2017
H15 reporter arrested

In West Virginia, journalist Dan Heyman of Public News Service was arrested after he repeatedly asked Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price whether domestic violence would be categorized as a pre-existing condition under the Republican’s new healthcare plan. The Republicans’ plan does not protect people with pre-existing conditions, instead allowing insurance companies to charge them dramatically higher rates for health insurance. Heyman was arrested, jailed on $5,000 bail and charged with “willful disruption of state government processes” after he repeatedly questioned Price in the hallway of the West Virginia State Capitol.

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