SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – A new state law supported by state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, to preserve healthcare coverage for over 1 million Illinoisans with pre-existing conditions recently took effect, ensuring that Illinois residents will be exempt from changes to pre-existing condition coverage that may come from Washington D.C. and the Trump administration.
“Consistent, affordable, health care is really a basic necessity, especially if you are dealing with a chronic health condition,” said Mussman. “Politicians in Washington today are playing games with matters that are life and death. When it comes to the protecting the healthcare of the people I represent here at home, I won’t back down.”
The Mussman-supported House Bill 2959 bars insurance companies from denying health coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The new law is in response to Trump’s 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.
“Everyone knows that maintaining physical and mental health is the determining factor that allows each of us to go to work, care for our families, and live our daily lives,” said Mussman. “In these moments, we should think about how we can help our families by ensuring more healthcare coverage, not less.”