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Urge President Trump to honor his promise to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is repealed.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would maintain protections of people with pre-existing conditions provided by the Affordable Care Act, should it be repealed.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


Jul 15, 2018 Carla Wilson
Jul 15, 2018 Phylllis Shaw
Jul 15, 2018 Cheryl Saunders
Jul 15, 2018 Debra Carter
Jul 15, 2018 Terri Robb
Jul 15, 2018 Ianto Anglesey #SaveACA
Jul 14, 2018 Chris Sturges
Jul 14, 2018 Sara Liz Maintain!!
Jul 14, 2018 Renelle Sherry
Jul 14, 2018 mary loughlin
Jul 10, 2018 Patty morris we must honor all of our people I have beaten cancer 3 times and if they would not have honored this I would not have been alive now
Jul 9, 2018 beth reimel
Jul 9, 2018 John thomas
Jul 9, 2018 Arlene Kelly
Jul 8, 2018 Merele Wilder
Jul 8, 2018 Susan Evans
Jul 8, 2018 Carolyn Riddle
Jul 8, 2018 Laura Harris
Jul 8, 2018 Dorothea King
Jul 8, 2018 William Schultz
Jul 8, 2018 karen jackson
Jul 8, 2018 Kelly Dickey
Jul 8, 2018 Brian Gibbons
Jul 7, 2018 kristen rangel
Jul 7, 2018 Cynthia Dahlen
Jul 6, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 6, 2018 marie demian
Jul 5, 2018 Segolene Coatrieux
Jul 4, 2018 Renee McKenzie
Jul 3, 2018 Linda Carlson
Jul 3, 2018 Monica Aguilar Someone fighting a disease should not be punished for fighting a disease...
Jul 3, 2018 Jennifer Beaulieu
Jul 3, 2018 Patt Geyler Please!Mr.President, don't take my meds, you promised..without them I will go home to the Lord...Please keep your promise!!!
Jul 3, 2018 Lisa Roof
Jul 3, 2018 Kim MITCHELL-ST.GERMAIN Please help people just like my mom who lives month to month on SS checks.
Jul 3, 2018 Giselle Villar
Jul 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 3, 2018 Reba Garrison
Jul 3, 2018 Deanne Daniell
Jul 3, 2018 Sharon Vashey
Jul 3, 2018 Elisa Romaniello
Jul 3, 2018 JOSE JESUS
Jul 3, 2018 JOSE JESUS
Jul 3, 2018 Cheryl Rogers
Jul 3, 2018 Jennifer Rogers
Jul 3, 2018 Edythe Bellocchio Please help us out. We are all on VERY SMALL BUDGETS AND MOST OF US MAKE A FEW DOLLARS TOO MUCH TO GET MEDICAID WHICH PAYS FOR EVERYTHING EVEN OVER THE COUNTER MUST NEEDED ITEMS (VERY EXPENSIVE TOO!!) IF WE ARE WIDOWED & HAVE A PET OR MORE FOR COMFORT, $$
Jul 3, 2018 Lori Cavanaugh Please support people with pre-existing conditions.
Jul 3, 2018 Blair Mosher-Stahl
Jul 3, 2018 Kathy Cardenas
Jul 1, 2018 Joseph Seale Keep the affordable care act for pre existing. Conditions.

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