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Hawley, McCaskill spar over Affordable Care Act reforms

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Missouri Attorney General and President Donald Trump shortly after Trump landed at Lambert Airport on Wednesday. Credit: KMOV Missouri Attorney General and President Donald Trump shortly after Trump landed at Lambert Airport on Wednesday. Credit: KMOV

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The fighting continued Thursday between presumptive nominees for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat in November.

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill posted a notice on social media that Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley signed his name to a lawsuit to allow insurance companies to deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, saying, "That's not leadership - that's abandonment."

Hawley signed his name to the suit along with 19 other Republican state officials seeking to undo parts of the Affordable Care Act.

At a campaign event Thursday, Hawley said he supports mandating that companies cover pre-existing conditions and minors on their parents' insurance, but says there should be reforms to the ACA.

“It's time to make insurance companies compete again for families' business, bring down healthcare costs, put families back in charge of their own healthcare,” he said.  

President Trump endorsed Hawley via Twitter Wednesday. The primary for the U.S. Senate race is August 3rd.

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