Protecting Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions

I have met with countless families across my district and the message I hear is often the same: Michigan families are experiencing skyrocketing costs and dwindling coverage.

“The coverage is going down, the deductibles are going up, and premiums are increasing.” — Livonia Resident

Improving our nation’s health care system is not about pulling the rug out from under those who have health care, it’s about making health care work for every Michigander, every American, and it starts by repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with true patient-centered health care.

This means working together to achieve reforms that actually lower health care costs, provide greater access to quality care, and protect patients with pre-existing conditions’ access to the health care they need.

These principles are why I endorsed the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act, which ensures patients with pre-existing conditions cannot have the health care they need kept from them because of their existing health problems.

It is reported that over 52 million Americans have some type of pre-existing condition, so it is no question that protecting these vulnerable individuals should be a top priority while working to reform our nation’s health care system.

The Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act would guarantee access to coverage, prohibit pre-existing condition exclusions, and ban premium rating based off of health status.