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Urge President Trump to honor his promise to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed.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would maintain protections of people with pre-existing conditions provided by the Affordable Care Act, should it be repealed.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


Aug 15, 2018 Teresa Vicker Please honor the promise!
Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2018 Jessica Miller My family and I are hard working, tax paying Americans who need this protection. Don't forget your promise to us!
Aug 6, 2018 Mary Sier
Aug 6, 2018 Christina Arnemann
Aug 5, 2018 Pamela Kjono
Aug 5, 2018 Barry Katz What good is health care if it does not cover our past and current illnesses?
Aug 5, 2018 lynne potts
Aug 5, 2018 Sherry Green
Aug 5, 2018 Maryann Haller
Aug 5, 2018 Roseanna Ridgway
Aug 5, 2018 LAURA CHINOFSKY
Aug 2, 2018 Ann Moriarity
Aug 2, 2018 Sally McCluskey
Aug 2, 2018 M T
Aug 2, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
Aug 2, 2018 Vicki Wieber
Aug 2, 2018 Karen Supplee
Aug 2, 2018 Robert Doll Still waiting for the "improvements".
Aug 2, 2018 Arthur Bensen
Aug 2, 2018 Ruth Smith
Aug 2, 2018 Bill Testerman People need health insurance for pre-existing conditions too!!
Aug 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2018 K.J. Herson
Aug 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2018 Teresa Wass
Jul 30, 2018 Leslye Goldman
Jul 29, 2018 Joan Hutton
Jul 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Jul 29, 2018 Judy McKinney
Jul 29, 2018 Mary Hunt
Jul 29, 2018 Paola Ballanti
Jul 19, 2018 Ana Mendes
Jul 17, 2018 Donald Merrell
Jul 15, 2018 Fawn Mcconnell
Jul 15, 2018 Carla Wilson
Jul 15, 2018 Phylllis Shaw
Jul 15, 2018 Cheryl Saunders
Jul 15, 2018 Debra Carter
Jul 15, 2018 Terri Robb
Jul 15, 2018 Ianto Anglesey #SaveACA
Jul 14, 2018 Chris Sturges
Jul 14, 2018 Sara Liz Maintain!!
Jul 14, 2018 Renelle Sherry
Jul 14, 2018 mary loughlin
Jul 10, 2018 Patty morris we must honor all of our people I have beaten cancer 3 times and if they would not have honored this I would not have been alive now
Jul 9, 2018 beth reimel
Jul 9, 2018 John thomas

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