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Urge President Trump to honor his promise to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed.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would maintain protections of people with pre-existing conditions provided by the Affordable Care Act, should it be repealed.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


Sep 14, 2017 Nicholas Zecher
Sep 14, 2017 Sheila D
Sep 13, 2017 Robin L Lane
Sep 12, 2017 Joan Borstell
Sep 11, 2017 Michael Apker You need to honor your committment to the American people by honoring the protections for those with preexisting conditions and to limit the abuse of big pharma on individual Americans
Sep 11, 2017 Denis Cole
Sep 10, 2017 Paula Bandt
Sep 10, 2017 Erma Lewis
Sep 10, 2017 Sue andTim Scholl
Sep 9, 2017 robert dowling
Sep 9, 2017 Kathy Newman
Sep 8, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Sep 6, 2017 M Goldstein
Sep 6, 2017 S Strand
Sep 6, 2017 Steve Kadin
Aug 27, 2017 Candi Gaona
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Aug 14, 2017 Pat Annoni
Aug 14, 2017 Joann Hess
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Aug 14, 2017 Vickie Mowry
Aug 14, 2017 Katherine Babiak
Aug 14, 2017 Dona Gartrell
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Aug 14, 2017 Sherrie Collins
Aug 14, 2017 Judith Westendorf
Aug 14, 2017 Patricia Kreger
Aug 14, 2017 Kathy Richards Many who have pre-existing conditions are the ones who need it the most. If you let insurance companies discriminate against these people many will fall through the cracks and not be able to afford health insurance.
Aug 14, 2017 Mary Delger
Aug 14, 2017 Nancy Spinelli
Aug 14, 2017 Connie Swanson
Aug 14, 2017 Tedford Rose Keep Your Promise. We are watching!
Aug 14, 2017 Anna Marie Peloso
Aug 14, 2017 BOB MOTTO
Aug 14, 2017 Joan Hoefer
Aug 14, 2017 Sandy Amador
Aug 14, 2017 Sherryl Evans
Aug 14, 2017 Nora Walker
Aug 14, 2017 Natalie Howard
Aug 14, 2017 Donna Miller
Aug 14, 2017 chris mcCormick
Aug 14, 2017 Adrienne Ross
Aug 14, 2017 Lucille Smith
Aug 14, 2017 Shauna Killen
Aug 14, 2017 Rhiannon Carpenter
Aug 14, 2017 Christine Redmond You are 71, Mr. President! Please deal with compassion. You MAY need help some day!
Aug 14, 2017 Maureen Finlon
Aug 14, 2017 Ginger Lee Pierce
Aug 14, 2017 Frances Stefanski
Aug 14, 2017 Robin Sellers

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