Ill. lawmaker’s bill protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions passes House

Ill. lawmaker’s bill protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions passes House
The Bill is HR 1010. It would overturn an Administration rule that expands short-term, limited-duration insurance, commonly known as “junk plans.”

WASHINGTON (KFVS) - Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s (IL-14) legislation that would help protect Americans with pre-existing conditions passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Bill is HR 1010. It would overturn an Administration rule that expands short-term, limited-duration insurance, commonly known as “junk plans.”

“Today the House of Representatives sent a resounding message by passing my legislation: the American people deserve quality, affordable healthcare,” Congresswoman Underwood said. “Three hundred thousand people in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District have a pre-existing condition, I’m one of them, so I know this first hand: Whether you are pregnant or have cancer or depression or diabetes or a heart condition like me, no insurer should ever have the option to discriminate against us.”

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