SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Legislation co-sponsored by state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, which would allow residents to keep their health insurance coverage, particularly if they have a pre-existing condition and regardless of changes to healthcare policy on the federal level, was recently signed into law. An estimated 1.3 million Illinoisans would lose access to care under President Trump’s proposed healthcare plan.
“In a time when we should be focused on ensuring more access to affordable healthcare, Washington politicians proposed to remove millions of our neighbors from having that vital access to care,” said Mussman. “My law alleviates the concerns of working families who would be forced to shoulder additional costs 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. Mussman co-sponsored this legislation in response to proposed changes to federal health law that would have jeopardized 1.3 million Illinoisans’ access to life-saving care, as well as saddled countless more residents with inferior healthcare plans and higher monthly premiums.
“This law puts patients’ needs first,” said Mussman. “While President Trump and Washington politicians seek to restrict access to affordable medical coverage, I want to make sure that Illinois families receive the life-saving care that they deserve.”
For more information, please contact Mussman’s constituent service office at (847) 923-9104 or by email at StateRepMussman@gmail.com.