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could prevent them from obtaining health insurance coverage if the protections outlined in the Affordable Care Act are repealed and not replaced?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.