ROCKFORD, Ill. – Regardless of changes to healthcare on the federal level, individuals with pre-existing conditions would still be able to be offered health insurance in Illinois under legislation backed by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford.
“One of the main components of the Affordable Care Act was that it allowed for residents to receive healthcare insurance even if they had a pre-existing condition,” Wallace said. “Without this provision in place, families would lose access to critical care and face extreme healthcare bills that would severely hurt their personal finances.”
Wallace is supporting House Bill 2959, which would amend the state’s insurance code to prevent individual or group accidental health insurance coverage from imposing pre-existing condition exclusions. The effort is in response to proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on the federal level, which may or may not keep this provision.
“Regardless of what happens in Washington, we need to take steps here in Illinois to protect our most vulnerable,” Wallace said. “We have an obligation to look out for individuals and families in need, not corporations looking to increase profit margins.”
For more information, please contact Wallace’s constituent service office at 815-987-7433 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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