"We cannot allow
Ranking Member Cummings stated: "Families used to go bankrupt because health insurance companies were allowed to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.
"Because of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies cannot refuse to cover someone or charge someone more just because they have a pre-existing condition. If the
"Americans overwhelmingly support the consumer protections afforded by the ACA because they are saving lives,"
"We cannot allow
"As an emergency physician, I have treated patients at every stage of life with pre-existing conditions - from babies born with a congenital heart defects to children with asthma to adults with high blood pressure," said
At Ranking Member Cummings' request, Democratic staff prepared a report on the threat to people in
* As many as 260,000 people in the individual market in the state may lose federal protections against coverage denials or premium increases as a result of their pre-existing health conditions, gender, or age.
* As many as 160,000 women could be charged more than men for the same insurance coverage.
* As many as 108,000 older Americans could face exorbitantly higher premiums, simply because of their age.
* As many as 19,000 construction workers, 9,700 shipping clerks, and 4,800 EMTs employed in the state in higher risk occupations who currently purchase health insurance through the individual market may lose federal protections against coverage denials or premium increases.
According to a recent
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