For Immediate Release: Friday, August 24, 2018
Contact: Becca Rose, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-290-2302
GOP Pre-existing Conditions Bill Would Leave Millions Without Coverage They Need
Washington, DC – After Republican senators introduced a pre-existing conditions bill, Health Care for America Now Executive Director Margarida Jorge released the following statement:
“It’s not surprising that Republicans are worried about backlash for trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions of protection from insurance industry abuses – their repeal bills would be catastrophic. But their attempts to mislead people about what their ‘fix’ legislation does are shameful.
“This bill would allow insurance companies to deny Americans coverage for their pre-existing conditions – for everything from insulin for diabetes to an inhaler for asthma. Our elected leaders should focus on expanding access to affordable care, not creating deceptive legislation that fails to address the pain caused by President Trump’s ACA sabotage campaign.”
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.