Pre-Existing Conditions Must Be Protected

The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration has made repealing the Affordable Care Act a top priority. For over 29 million U.S. families, this will be a devastating blow, as protections for those with pre-existing conditions, including diabetes, will disappear.

Did you know:

1 in 4 Americans have a pre-existing condition that could prevent them from obtaining health insurance coverage if the protections outlined in the Affordable Care Act are repealed and not replaced?

What do we lose?

– We lose the essential health benefits requirement and will lose the ability to ensure treatment, regardless of health condition.
– We lose lifetime or annual caps for specific medical conditions, like diabetes, forcing many families into medical bankruptcies or untenable financial healthcare decisions.
– We lose the equity of premium rates when being insured (if we are deemed insurable at all) and insurers can refuse to pay for our diabetes care if there is a lapse in continuous coverage.

Protect People With Diabetes

We must tell Congress that in order to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they must ensure those with pre-existing conditions have continuing protections. Without it, federal health care costs could increase due to complications or lack of access to quality medications, devices, and services.  Not to mention… our own healthcare costs!


While we may not be able to prevent Congress from repealing the Affordable Care Act, we can tell our Congressional representatives what we will lose if pre-existing conditions like diabetes are not protected.

Your story matters.

Your voice matters.

Your community of 29 million American families matters.

We need pre-existing conditions protections.



Protect People with Diabetes