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Urge President Trump to honor his promise to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed.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would maintain protections of people with pre-existing conditions provided by the Affordable Care Act, should it be repealed.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


Jun 18, 2018 joan gordon
Jun 18, 2018 Joyce Glenn
Jun 18, 2018 Jackie Rodgers
Jun 17, 2018 Robert Krone
Jun 17, 2018 Macy Humeston
Jun 17, 2018 Mia Utzinger
Jun 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2018 Melinda Matheus
Jun 16, 2018 Kim Edwards
Jun 16, 2018 Skip Bleecker
Jun 16, 2018 Dawne Santopietro
Jun 16, 2018 Susan Diller
Jun 13, 2018 Andrea Bertram
Jun 11, 2018 Debra Winchell I have bad allergies and asthma. My company changes medical insurance companies every year. Without previously existing conditions being covered, I would be too ill to work. I may even DIE from an allergic reaction or an asthma attack.
Jun 11, 2018 Pauline Mitchell
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2018 Daniel P Carroll
Jun 3, 2018 Gregory Whittington
Jun 3, 2018 Linda Collins
Jun 3, 2018 Mari Mennel-Bell
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2018 Lori Dozark
May 31, 2018 Connie Morrison
May 31, 2018 Erica Estell-Hammonds I was a victim of this. Off 2 months with no pay, but it was other medical stuff that prevented me from getting all of the care I needed immediately, but now its considered pre-exsisting so short term disability will not cover for me.
May 30, 2018 Leah Gratiot
May 29, 2018 john Potter I firmly believe you should stand by you promise to ensure that people are not forced to loose their medical insurance because of preexisting conditions.
May 29, 2018 SHARON Lawrence
May 29, 2018 Pamela Serrilla
May 29, 2018 Adriana Perez
May 29, 2018 Barbara Lancelot Please honor your promise...for once!
May 29, 2018 Linda Grantin
May 29, 2018 Shana Spencer
May 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2018 Pamela Ash President Trump you promised to protect us with pre-existing conditions please keep your promise. thank you
May 29, 2018 Karen Pennington Please honor your promise and protect all individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed!
May 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2018 Annette Nelson
May 29, 2018 Mary Mejia
May 29, 2018 Marie Simmons
May 29, 2018 jodi stebler
May 29, 2018 Annette Loftus
May 28, 2018 Linda Sutherland That was the best thing about the Affordable Care Act. We are insured despite pre-existing conditions
May 27, 2018 Melissa Weiford
May 27, 2018 Jennifer Riley
May 27, 2018 Sue Balk
May 27, 2018 Patrick Edwards
May 27, 2018 Sindee Laughman
May 27, 2018 Melanie Novark I have a thyroid condition, I need that now more than ever.
May 27, 2018 Bernie Doherty
May 27, 2018 Julie Kasbeer

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