Representative Davids supports bill to reduce healthcare costs, protect people with pre-existing conditions

Pictured: Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS-03).(Photo: davids.house.gov)

The Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act will lower health insurance premiums, strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and reverse attacks on the health care system

News Release

Office of Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS-03)

Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS-03) today announced her support of The Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act, a sweeping new health care bill that will lower Kansans health insurance premiums, strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and reverse attacks on our health care system.

“Too many families in Kansas are struggling to get the healthcare they need or are faced with skyrocketing costs. At my recent town hall in Olathe, eight out of ten questions were about healthcare. That’s why I’m co-sponsoring this sweeping legislation to stabilize and improve the Affordable Care Act, protect people with pre-existing conditions, and lower health premiums for Kansas families,” said Davids.  

On Monday, the Trump administration attempted to not only end protections for people with pre-existing conditions but to eliminate all protections and benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act.  

“I am thrilled to see House Democrats offer a plan to solidify protections for pre-existing conditions, increase affordability, and expand healthcare coverage. It is particularly important because last night, my heart sank with the news that the Trump administration and the Department of Justice are backing a court ruling that would completely dismantle the Affordable Care Act. It would be devastating for my family and for my son, whose life depends on protections for pre-existing conditions. This plan offers an urgent solution to protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act,” said Laura Robeson, a Prairie Village mother and healthcare advocate.  

“This administration’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act and people with pre-existing conditions could result in millions of people being kicked off of their coverage and going without the vital care they need. I’m committed to working with people from either party who want to lower healthcare costs and protect those with pre-existing conditions,” said Davids.  

If the Affordable Care Act is struck down, 130 million people will lose coverage for their pre-existing conditions, and the uninsured rate will increase by 65 percent.  

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