SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Fighting to protect peoples’ health care, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, is sponsoring legislation that would prevent Donald Trump from stripping away pre-existing condition coverages.
“While Donald Trump is attempting to roll back health care protections for people with pre-existing conditions, I am standing up for middle-class families who deserve to keep their coverage,” said Carroll. “Illinois should not allow Trump to undermine these necessary protections that affect so many people.”
Carroll is sponsoring Senate Bill 2026 that would prevent the Trump Administration from undermining coverage of pre-existing conditions. Following changes at the federal level, states would be allowed to diminish health care options for consumers through “State Relief and Empowerment” waivers. Carroll’s bill would ban Illinois from applying for those waivers.
“My family and I rely on health care plans that treat us fairly and everyone should have access to the best possible care,” said Carroll. “I will do everything in my power to prevent Donald Trump and his allies from diminishing peoples’ health care just for the sake of big insurance company’s profits.”