Healthcare is always personal, and my family is no exception. Erin and I have two little boys at home, and earlier this year, we learned that our older boy has a rare chronic disease--a preexisting condition. We know what it's like to wonder what comes next, to battle with the insurance company, to wait for the doctor you need.
That's why I'm committed to protecting people with preexisting conditions. And I'm committed to getting healthcare costs down for all Missourians.
You wouldn't know that from the smear campaign
Her liberal partisanship has forced
About 1 in 4 Americans have a pre-existing condition, like my son. It affects every neighborhood and every family in our state. And every one of us deserves access to health care coverage we can afford for the medical treatments we need. But the truth is, we don't need Obamacare to protect families, like mine, with preexisting conditions. There are multiple ways to cover folks with chronic illnesses apart from Obamacare. Here's one: a Federal Insurance Guarantee.
With this approach, insurers on the individual market would be required to offer plans to people with preexisting conditions at the same price they do to other individuals. These patients would pay the same deductibles as everyone else, on the same terms. The federal government would then pay for insurance costs that exceed, say,
This approach would fully protect patients with preexisting conditions while bringing down the costs of insurance for everybody. And it would cost far less than the failed Obamacare.