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02.13.2019 / Press Release

Statement on Hearing: Legislation to Reverse ACA Sabotage and Ensure Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. – Families USA Senior Director of Legislative Affairs Shawn Gremminger released the following statement regarding the introduction of four bills to protect and inform health care consumers 

“We are thrilled to see members of Congress proposing legislation to benefit and protect America’s health care consumers. With the introductions of bills H.R. 986, H.R. 987, H.R. 1010, and H.R. 1143, Rep. Ann M. Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL), and Committee Chairwoman Eshoo (D-CA), respectively, are taking lead to strengthen the many gains afforded to America’s families by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“In sum, the four bills represent a much needed effort to protect people with pre-existing conditions by reversing harmful Trump Administration policies which will flood the market with predatory junk insurance plans.”

“We thank Representatives Kuster, Blunt Rochester, Castor, and Eshoo for standing to strengthen and protect the many gains afforded to America’s families by the ACA, and to ensure consumers are educated about the many dangers of short-term plans. We also thank Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) for making space for such an essential and timely conversation. We expect their collective action will signal to other lawmakers that Congress has an opportunity — and an obligation — to make health care better, more accessible, and more affordable for all Americans.”