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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Urge President Trump to honor his promise to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed.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you would maintain protections of people with pre-existing conditions provided by the Affordable Care Act, should it be repealed.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


May 20, 2018 Lisa Rice
May 20, 2018 Richard Brigg
May 20, 2018 K Hiles
May 19, 2018 Loraine Lindsey
May 19, 2018 Annicka Chetty
May 19, 2018 Lynne Tallberg This is probably the most important promise you really SHOULD keep! It's the only one I truly believed you would. :(
May 19, 2018 Lisa Porter
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2018 SYLVANA ARGUELLO
May 18, 2018 Cristina Wenzl
May 18, 2018 Felipe Auguto de Menossi
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2018 Michela Tognoni
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please keep these protections, by renewing Obama Care
May 18, 2018 Susan Hodgson
May 18, 2018 Jerily Rushworth
May 18, 2018 jovita prinz
May 17, 2018 Benita Cohen
May 17, 2018 Barbara Wiss
May 17, 2018 Margaret Jones
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May 17, 2018 Susie Bolser
May 17, 2018 Diane German
May 17, 2018 Elaine Peters
May 17, 2018 Henry Tasto
May 17, 2018 jt tuck
May 17, 2018 Erin Daniels
May 17, 2018 Suzanne Payne
May 17, 2018 Norman Traum
May 17, 2018 Sharon Karson
May 17, 2018 Neville Bruce
May 17, 2018 E Renee Inman
May 17, 2018 alan harper
May 17, 2018 Gwendolyn Shepperson
May 17, 2018 Kathy Jo Keever
May 17, 2018 H Marable
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May 17, 2018 Deirdre Gately
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May 17, 2018 Peggy Burns
May 17, 2018 Richard Rheder
May 17, 2018 Gemma Eggleton
May 17, 2018 Tom Rarey
May 17, 2018 Lasha Wells
May 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2018 michele martin
May 17, 2018 Angel Woytovich
May 17, 2018 Patty Langford
May 17, 2018 Emily Rude

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