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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Urge President Trump to honor his promise to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed.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you would maintain protections of people with pre-existing conditions provided by the Affordable Care Act, should it be repealed.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 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 David Rozanski
Nov 2, 2017 Elizabeth Wolff
Nov 2, 2017 Sandra Jesionek Honor your promise to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed.
Oct 31, 2017 Karin Cohen
Oct 31, 2017 Sandra Bowerman Trup needs to think about and protect the needs of the majority of citizens of this country!! Our healthcare is at risk!
Oct 31, 2017 cathy mitchamore
Oct 30, 2017 Linda Tabb
Oct 30, 2017 Charlene Sipe
Oct 30, 2017 Rodolfo Conde
Oct 30, 2017 Ann Letourneau
Oct 29, 2017 Susan Babbitt
Oct 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 Maria Smith
Oct 26, 2017 Kevin Branstetter
Oct 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2017 Anna Krohn
Oct 2, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Sep 26, 2017 Cynthia Cabell
Sep 26, 2017 Meg Blanchard
Sep 26, 2017 Marion Hulen
Sep 26, 2017 sandra Carroll
Sep 26, 2017 Clairone Delaney
Sep 26, 2017 Lynne Popadak As one of those born with a congenital heart issue, THIS MATTERS.
Sep 26, 2017 Kim Anthony
Sep 26, 2017 Dina Kovarik History will judge us by how well we treat and protect the most vulnerable among us.
Sep 26, 2017 LaDonna Earl-Jones These protections need to stay in place. People with pre-existing conditions need to be protected so insurance companies can't increase out insurance. Insurance is already too damn expensive.
Sep 26, 2017 Mike Lanka
Sep 26, 2017 corina mitrov
Sep 26, 2017 Kate Lynn
Sep 26, 2017 D Cooper
Sep 26, 2017 Beverly Rector
Sep 26, 2017 Mary Delger
Sep 26, 2017 Gayle Lynch
Sep 26, 2017 J Barney
Sep 26, 2017 Bonnie Gallik
Sep 26, 2017 cathy davis
Sep 26, 2017 Amy A. LIFE is a pre-existing condition. NO life gets through lie without something going wrong. It is incomprehensible that anyone truly believes anyone with any disorder shouldn't be able to have help. Pay premiums, but when you need help - get lost. Nice!
Sep 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2017 Elizabeth Dodd
Sep 26, 2017 Linda K Swift I have COPD and I need to be covered.
Sep 26, 2017 (Name not displayed) Repealing Obamacare, no matter how much it reminds you of Barack Obama, is important to vulnerable ill and disabled people who need the protection from being discriminated because of their preexisting conditions. Let them have Obamacare!
Sep 26, 2017 Shirley Layfield
Sep 26, 2017 Kae Novotny This is passive genocide!
Sep 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2017 Tina Garza
Sep 26, 2017 Marsha Foster
Sep 26, 2017 Vicki Hambrick

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