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Throughout the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Donald Trump made his plans to repeal and replace Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA). Shortly after the election, President Trump made it clear to The Wall Street Journal that he did, however, want to keep certain elements of the ACA, including protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

What remains unclear is whether Republicans in congress agree with him.

If these protections are removed, health care providers would be permitted to increase the rates or deny coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. A recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that nearly 30% of Americans under 65 would have been uninsurable due to pre-existing health conditions prior to the Affordable Care Act. That means, if this rule is removed, millions of people could find themselves without access to affordable health insurance.

Further, if people with pre-existing conditions are put in this vulnerable position, the likelihood of people withholding aspects of their medical history could increase. Not only would this come at the detriment of individual health and disease treatment, it would also adversely affect the data pool from which scientists glean valuable information for disease research.

The GOP's new health care proposal, "The American Health Care Act," was recently released, and is currently under review. As of now, it remains unclear whether the new health care act will protect people with pre-existing conditions, and to what extent.

Urge President Trump to honor his promise to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed.

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Dear President Trump,

Shortly after the election, you promised the American people that you would maintain protections of people with pre-existing conditions provided by the Affordable Care Act, should it be repealed. However, it remains unclear whether the Republicans in congress share that desire.

If these protections are removed, health care providers would be permitted to increase the rates or deny coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. A recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that nearly 30% of Americans under 65 would have been uninsurable due to pre-existing health conditions prior to the Affordable Care Act. That means, if this rule is removed, millions of people could find themselves without access to affordable health insurance.

Further, if people with pre-existing conditions are put in this vulnerable position, the likelihood of people withholding aspects of their medical history could increase. Not only would this come at the detriment of individual health and disease treatment, it would also adversely affect the data pool from which scientists glean valuable information for disease research.

The GOP's recently proposed American Health Care Act does not expressly state that it will protect people with pre-existing conditions, or to what extent. While this is still under review, we urge you to stand your ground and keep the promise you made to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Apr 26, 2018 Timothy Lippert
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2018 Anita Honeycutt
Apr 26, 2018 Loretta Lowery
Apr 26, 2018 Susan Kepner Keep your promise!
Apr 26, 2018 JoAnne Turpin Essentially we all have a pre-existing condition of some sort and may not know it for years. Because I may know I have something now instead of in 10 years is no reason to punish me. We need better healthcare and protection from predatory health plans.
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2018 Gib M
Apr 26, 2018 Katarina Terning
Apr 26, 2018 Melissa Odom
Apr 26, 2018 Michelle Kor
Apr 26, 2018 Cynthia L. Bohm
Apr 26, 2018 Jane Ohara
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Apr 26, 2018 Lisa Durling
Apr 26, 2018 Jean F Molinari
Apr 26, 2018 wendie jara
Apr 25, 2018 Laura Stell
Apr 25, 2018 Bistra Staykova
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 Jennifer Piche
Apr 25, 2018 Leanne Fisher
Apr 25, 2018 Lois Nottingham
Apr 25, 2018 Sharon Frank
Apr 25, 2018 Mel Tham
Apr 25, 2018 Kathleen Egstad
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Apr 25, 2018 Amy Hile
Apr 25, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Apr 25, 2018 Marcella Russo
Apr 25, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Apr 25, 2018 Kim Jones
Apr 25, 2018 Tom Schulz
Apr 25, 2018 Kathlene Croasdale
Apr 25, 2018 Myrtle Brown
Apr 25, 2018 susan Cahall
Apr 25, 2018 Lynn Brown
Apr 25, 2018 Gina Geisel
Apr 25, 2018 Deirdre Barringer
Apr 25, 2018 Lisa Kay Insurance companies should not discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions!! It could be a matter of life and death!!
Apr 25, 2018 Renee Caputo
Apr 25, 2018 Kathy Keen
Apr 25, 2018 Shelby Jean Murphy
Apr 25, 2018 Janette Suttles
Apr 25, 2018 Patricia Finley Protect Americans by protecting them with the pre-existing condition protections in the Affordable Care Act.
Apr 25, 2018 Kyle Czimback
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 Lee Stiff
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 Theresa Tirrell

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