CHICAGO – In an effort to protect the 1.3 million Illinoisans who would lose their health insurance under President Trump’s proposed healthcare changes, state Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, is co-sponsoring legislation that would allow residents to keep their health coverage, particularly if they have a pre-existing condition.

“With the status of the healthcare system facing uncertainty due to drastic changes that have been discussed in Washington, it’s important that in Illinois we work proactively to protect the healthcare rights of our residents,” D’Amico said. “My proposal will ensure that no one in Illinois has their healthcare taken away or denied 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. D’Amico 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.

“Big insurance companies are fighting tooth and nail—and have found Republican allies in Washington—to eliminate protections on pre-existing conditions,” D’Amico said. “Corporate profits should never come before the well-being and health of working families.

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