Good afternoon. Thank you to everyone for joining here today, and thank you to my colleagues, Congresswomen Kelly and Schakowsky, for organizing this event.
Throughout my time in
I was proud to cast my vote for ACA, one of my first as a Member of
However, despite trying every trick in the book, the ACA is still the law of the land and more popular than ever. Recent polling shows that 3 out of 4 Americans support protecting pre-existing coverage protection.
Think about how things were before the ACA and think about what constitutes a pre-existing condition? Insurers charged for conditions big and small--acne, asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease - even gender. The list goes on.
People do not ask to get sick, to be born sick.
Pre-existing coverage care works because it allows people to get the care they desperately need and to stay in that care once they get it. The alternative for these patients was seeking emergency care after they had rationed drugs or went too long without seeing a doctor.
This new report shows that 253,000 residents in
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