CHICAGO – Legislation backed by state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, aimed at protecting the 1.3 million Illinoisans who would lose their health insurance under President Trump’s proposed healthcare changes—particularly if they have a pre-existing condition—was recently signed into law.

“With our nation’s healthcare system facing unprecedented attacks by President Trump and his extreme, right-wing allies, it’s crucial that we are proactive in protecting the healthcare for every Illinois resident,” Andrade said. “This law ensures access to quality healthcare, regardless of preexisting conditions.”

Andrade sponsored House Bill 2959, which prohibits big insurance corporations from denying access to health coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The measure was a response to proposed federal changes to the healthcare system that would jeopardize 1.3 million Illinoisans’ access to life-saving care and saddle countless more residents with inferior healthcare plans and higher monthly premiums.

“Republicans in Washington have worked hand-in-hand with big insurance to maximize corporate profits and reduce care for working families,” Andrade said. “Corporate profits should never come before the health and well-being of families in our communities.”

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