SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – In an effort to protect the 1.3 million Illinoisans who would lose their health insurance under President Trump’s proposed healthcare plan, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is co-sponsoring legislation that would allow residents to keep their health coverage, particularly if they have a pre-existing condition.
“1.3 million families in our state shouldn’t lose their health coverage because of decisions made by politicians in Washington,” said Mussman. “That’s why I’m sponsoring legislation that would alleviate the concerns of working families who would have their healthcare taken away because of a pre-existing condition.”
House Bill 2959 prohibits big insurance corporations from denying access to health coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Mussman is co-sponsoring this legislation in response to proposed changes to federal health law that would jeopardize 1.3 million Illinoisans’ access to life-saving care, as well as saddle countless more residents with inferior healthcare plans and higher monthly premiums.
“More Americans, not fewer, should have access to quality care at a reasonable cost,” said Mussman. “Those who are uncovered end up using the emergency room as their primary care doctor, which leaves taxpayers on the hook for paying their hospital bill. Investing in the health of our constituents is not only the right thing to do, but doing so can actually save our state money in the long run.”
For more information, please contact Mussman’s constituent service office at (847) 923-9104 or by email at StateRepMussman@gmail.com.