WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led 47 Senators in calling on President Trump to abandon his Administration’s latest effort to undo the Affordable Care Act and threaten health care for people with pre-existing conditions.
The letter to President Trump addresses his Administration’s decision to support a lawsuit from 20 states including Wisconsin, Texas v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), that would take away the guarantee of health coverage for more than 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. If the lawsuit succeeds, insurance companies will once again be able to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions by denying them coverage or charging higher premiums.
“Your Administration is not only supporting a lawsuit that is dangerous and destructive to the health care system, it is also turning its back on the 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, including 17 million children,” the senators wrote in the letter to Trump. “If these states and the DOJ prevail, health insurers will once again be able to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, women, and seniors by denying them coverage or charging higher premiums simply because they have had a medical event ranging from acne to cancer to having a baby.”
The full text of the letter is available here and included below.