DES PLAINES, Ill. – In a continued effort to protect residents in jeopardy of losing their healthcare due to pre-existing conditions, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, co-sponsored legislation that has taken effect that prohibits individual and group accidental health insurance coverage companies from excluding people with pre-existing conditions.
“Many residents in my district continue to voice their concerns about how the recent federal government’s changes to our healthcare system, could severely impact middle and working class families,” Moylan said. “We must take care of our most vulnerable residents and ensure that those with pre-existing conditions have the right to receive affordable and quality healthcare.”
The Moylan-sponsored House Bill 2959 was voted in to law and took effect earlier this month at the beginning of the new year. The new law prevents insurance companies from denying health coverage to Illinois residents with pre-existing conditions. The new law was drafted in response to efforts by federal politicians seeking to pad the profits of large corporations through sweeping changes to the U.S healthcare system. Under the law, individuals with pre-exisiting conditions won’t have to worry about losing their healthcare coverage when they change jobs or insurance companies.
“No one should be denied access to healthcare because of a pre-existing condition,” Moylan said. “This legislation will ensure that vulnerable residents, especially those with pre-existing conditions, will continue to have access to the good, quality healthcare they need.”
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