For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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With 49 Senators to vote for Baldwin’s resolution, two Republicans are needed to pass it in the Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today is the first day that the Trump Administration’s expansion of junk health insurance plans goes into effect and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced she has secured the support of every Senate Democrat on her legislation to overturn these plans that don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions and essential services like prescription drugs, emergency room visits and maternity care.
Senator Baldwin has introduced a Senate resolution to overturn the Trump Administration’s expansion of junk insurance plans and her resolution has the support needed to file a discharge petition and force a Senate floor vote in the coming weeks. With 49 Senators voting for Baldwin’s resolution, two Republicans are needed to pass it in the Senate.
“The Trump Administration is rewriting the rules on guaranteed health care protections that millions of Americans depend on. President Trump’s latest act of sabotage will expand junk insurance plans that could increase costs and reduce access to quality coverage for millions, force premium increases on older Americans and harm people with pre-existing conditions,” said Senator Baldwin. “Anyone who says they support coverage for people with pre-existing conditions should support this resolution to overturn the Trump Administration’s expansion of junk insurance plans, and I hope my Republican colleagues join us to protect people’s access to quality, affordable care.”
Senator Baldwin’s effort is also supported by 20 of the nation’s top health care organizations including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), American Heart Association, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, NARAL, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National Women’s Law Center, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, American Psychiatric Association, Residential Eating Disorders Consortium, Protect Our Care, Families USA, AIDS United, Association for Community Affiliated Plans, Mental Health America and the Little Lobbyists.
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