Representative Susan Wild Co-Sponsors H. Res 1031 to Defend Pre-Existing Conditions
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Wild, today, signed on as a co-sponsor to H. Res. 1031 which authorizes the House to defend the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing conditions protections in federal court.
“Protections for pre-existing conditions are essential to ensuring that everyone can access affordable, high-quality medical care,” said Congresswoman Wild (PA-15), “We cannot return to a time when insurance companies could discriminate against people for everything from battling cancer to becoming pregnant. I believe healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and we must make improving our health care system a priority in the 116th Congress.”
H. Res 1031 was introduced by Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV 3rd District) and comes on the heels of a Texas court challenge this fall, in which 20 Republican Attorneys General aimed to explicitly undo protections for people with pre-existing conditions by suing to strike down the entire law. This attempt adds to recent actions by the Republican-led Congress to sabotage the Affordable Care Act; voting last year to repeal the individual mandate and proposing changes to the healthcare law that would slap an age tax on elderly Americans and raise premiums. H. Res 1031 was introduced in hopes to curb attacks of this nature and ensure that key protections of the Affordable Care Act are kept in place.
Protections for pre-existing conditions and affordable health care were chief priorities of Wild in her campaign for Congress, and she is committed to contributing to major healthcare initiatives proposed in the 116th Congress next year.