GLENVIEW, Ill. – Legislation introduced by Rep. Laura Fine, D-Glenview, to protect health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions was recently sent to the governor for his signature.
“President Trump’s plan to destroy the Affordable Care Act does nothing to make health care more affordable or accessible,” Fine said. “A large part of this is due to the fact that insurance companies could deny people coverage if they have a pre-existing condition. We should not be making it more difficult for people with medical issues to receive treatment.”
Fine is sponsoring House Bill 2959, which prevents insurance companies from denying access to health care coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Changes to the Affordable Care Act could 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. Pre-existing conditions that would allow insurance companies to drop coverage include arthritis, lupus, diabetes, C-sections, stroke, high cholesterol and more.
“Governor Rauner has yet to weigh in on the health care debate going on in Washington,” said Fine. “By signing House Bill 2959, he can let Congress know that their plans are bad for people in Illinois. I urge governor to quickly sign this legislation into law.”
To urge Gov. Rauner to sign House Bill 2959 and protect people with pre-existing conditions, call 312-814-2121.
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Springfield, IL 62706
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Glenview, IL 60025
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