Stefanik Cosponsors Legislation to Protect Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has cosponsored H.R. 1121 -- the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017. This legislation aims to reaffirm guaranteed health care access, ensure that enrollees cannot have benefits excluded from a plan due to a pre-existing condition, and that patients will not pay more based on their health care status.
“I have said all along that we must keep the parts of the Affordable Care Act that are working as we fix our broken healthcare system, and this legislation to protect those with pre-existing conditions is a critical component of our health reform package,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “A 21st century healthcare system protects those who need care, and I am pleased to support this commonsense legislation as we work to build a healthcare system that increases access and lowers costs for families and businesses across our district.”
Click here for text of H.R. 1121, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017.