Dingell: Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions Isn’t Partisan Debate – It’s Life or Death
Washington, DC, March 26, 2019
Tags: Health Care
Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration argued in court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act, including eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions.
Tuesday, Dingell – a member of the Health Subcommittee – put her support behind legislation to protect people with pre-existing conditions, reverse the Trump Administration’s health care sabotage, and take new measures to lower health insurance premiums for families. The Undo Sabotage and Expand Affordability of Health Insurance Act expands assistance and support for Americans purchasing health insurance coverage through healthcare exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. The bill is being introduced by Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott, and Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal.
Dingell is a passionate advocate for improving healthcare. Last month she introduced Medicare for All which is bold legislation to guarantee healthcare coverage and establish a single payer system. Dingell consistently fought back against efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Last Congress, Dingell worked with Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) on bipartisan legislation that removed the gag clause that prohibited pharmacists from telling a consumer when less expensive options to pay for prescription drugs may be available.