Nor, Dickson wrote, does Stenehjem have the authority to practice in
In an interview Wednesday afternoon, Dickson said Stenehjem "sold"
"That means people with pre-existing conditions will no longer be protected."
Stenehjem's office did not respond to a request for comment.
Petitioners include Dr.
"But I'm not a lawyer, I'm not the one filing this writ," Johnson said Wednesday.
Johnson said he signed on the suit as "private citizen" who believes the goal should be to "keep what's working and fix what's not."
"I think we need to do what we can to preserve guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions," Johnson said. "And I think that we need to do everything we can to preserve that part of the law."
In addition to treating patients with pre-existing conditions, Johnson said he has his own, Type 1 diabetes.
"Before the Affordable Care Act, you could have your insurance dropped for a pre-existing condition," Johnson said. "And that was always my fear, that, if for some reason or another I was unable to work, I would lose my coverage for my pre-existing conditions."
"I could've had a hundred petitioners on this case," Dickson said, "but I ran out of time. It was just too much paperwork. But seriously, there's a lot of interest and it's all on our side."
Dickson said his petition is in front of a judge now, and he's waiting for a hearing.
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