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Urge President Trump to honor his promise to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed.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would maintain protections of people with pre-existing conditions provided by the Affordable Care Act, should it be repealed.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


Nov 23, 2017 LEE ECHOLS
Nov 22, 2017 Dori Kelley I had a kidney transplant & heart surgery I need an insurance company that will insure me regardless of pre-existing conditions
Nov 20, 2017 Rachel Colomb
Nov 20, 2017 Donna Banks
Nov 19, 2017 Jan Marek
Nov 19, 2017 Arielle Crickenberger
Nov 19, 2017 BRENDA SIX
Nov 19, 2017 Joseph Braus
Nov 19, 2017 Kim Harris Do the right thing. Compassion for ALL! Put yourself into their shoes, and ask yourself, if roles were reversed, how would YOU want to be treated? Blessings or karma, your choice.
Nov 19, 2017 Iryna Andreychuk
Nov 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2017 Jim Sheridan
Nov 18, 2017 Deanne Weisenbach
Nov 18, 2017 Jill Casey
Nov 18, 2017 Megan Dell
Nov 18, 2017 Susan Minuto People with pre-existing conditions NEED to be protected under any government insurance!!! It is imperative. They would not be able to afford their medications or treatment!! They should not be prejudiced against by this administration!!!
Nov 18, 2017 JEANETTE D'AMBRO
Nov 18, 2017 Murry Caetano
Nov 18, 2017 Syreeta Batiste
Nov 17, 2017 Nancy Bowman Stop allowing the insurance industry to deny affordable coverage to people with pre-existing conditions!
Nov 17, 2017 Renetta Hirrel
Nov 17, 2017 Diane Boulais
Nov 17, 2017 Donna Shellabarger
Nov 17, 2017 Carl Lee
Nov 17, 2017 Victoria Lee
Nov 17, 2017 Laurel Covington
Nov 17, 2017 J Woodhouse
Nov 17, 2017 Aleta Streett-Leavy
Nov 17, 2017 Paul Statman
Nov 17, 2017 Cheryl McFarland
Nov 17, 2017 Claudia Mackey
Nov 17, 2017 Linda Howell
Nov 17, 2017 Rhiannon Young
Nov 17, 2017 Mary Anne Manner
Nov 17, 2017 Manuela Werthwein
Nov 17, 2017 Betty Lenart
Nov 17, 2017 Pat Mercer
Nov 17, 2017 jo cole
Nov 17, 2017 Vera Hughes
Nov 17, 2017 Ginny Canady
Nov 17, 2017 h masih
Nov 17, 2017 Jan Hansen It is imperative to provide medical coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2017 Rita Garvey
Nov 17, 2017 Daniel Garvey
Nov 17, 2017 Linda Kane
Nov 17, 2017 Karin Kunz
Nov 17, 2017 Anja Boyd
Nov 17, 2017 Vickie Gonsoulin
Nov 17, 2017 Maria Kalousi

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