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Urge President Trump to honor his promise to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed.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would maintain protections of people with pre-existing conditions provided by the Affordable Care Act, should it be repealed.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


Feb 23, 2018 Betty Kowall
Feb 20, 2018 Ruth Rogers Please help people with pre-existing conditions have and receive health insurance and the healthcare that they heed and desire.
Feb 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2018 Elaine Hanson-Hysell
Feb 5, 2018 Kimberley Clack
Feb 5, 2018 Elaine Heathcoat
Feb 5, 2018 Sue Jackson
Feb 5, 2018 Russell Jackson
Feb 1, 2018 Moira Creel
Jan 29, 2018 (Name not displayed) https://www.liveaction.org/petition/
Jan 28, 2018 Annabelle Travis
Jan 26, 2018 Jodi Ford
Jan 21, 2018 Ms. Carla Compton
Jan 21, 2018 Steve Luongo
Jan 21, 2018 Keith D'Alessandro
Jan 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 16, 2018 (Name not displayed) KEEP YOUR PROMISE
Jan 14, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 12, 2018 Denise Mitchell
Jan 9, 2018 bob petermann
Jan 9, 2018 Janet White Keep your promise !
Jan 9, 2018 William Ronald
Jan 9, 2018 Arthur Bensen
Jan 9, 2018 Jennie deBeausset
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2018 Kathryn Parmentier
Jan 9, 2018 tanya mcCormick
Jan 9, 2018 Ellen Segal
Jan 9, 2018 Miguel Merlo
Jan 9, 2018 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Jan 9, 2018 Theresa Crovello
Jan 9, 2018 John Cooper
Jan 9, 2018 J Miller
Jan 9, 2018 SHARON EMANUELLI Even relatively affluent families can be devastated financially by losing this protection. I can't imagine what it would be like for those without means.
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2018 Pam Novotny I believe our nation is strong enough and has enough resources to be prosperous and compassionate. To punish the most vulnerable with illness is Passive Genocide. Reason, compassion and integrity will bring us into a magnificent future.
Jan 9, 2018 R.A. Dayton
Jan 9, 2018 Diane Robinson
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2018 rhonda lawford
Jan 9, 2018 M. Browning
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2018 Alicja Bożek
Jan 9, 2018 David Buckner
Jan 9, 2018 Stella Stephens
Jan 9, 2018 Kenneth Farrell
Jan 9, 2018 Barbara Dickens As a cancer survivor, having protection against pre-existing conditions is vital. Please protect me and many many more like me.
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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