CHICAGO – To protect the 1.3 million Illinoisans who would lose their health insurance under the healthcare proposal being pushed by President Trump and his extreme allies in Washington, state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, is urging governor Rauner to sign legislation sitting on his desk that would allow residents to keep their health coverage, particularly if they have a pre-existing condition.

“Trump’s health care plan strips away access to healthcare for 22 million Americans, so he can increase profits for big insurance and give huge tax breaks to his millionaire and billionaire friends,” Andrade said. “No one should lose their health care because of a pre-existing condition, it’s absolutely unacceptable that Republicans in Washington are putting the profits of corporate insurance companies over the health and well-being of working families.”

Andrade sponsored and voted to pass House Bill 2959, which prohibits big insurance corporations from denying access to health coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Andrade sponsored 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.

“Governor Rauner needs to stand up to President Trump and the huge insurance companies that are trying to maximize profits by denying coverage to Illinois families,” Andrade said. “This proposal received bipartisan support in the House and the Senate. The time to act is now governor—do your job, stand up for working families in Illinois, and sign this bill.”

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