Senator David Perdue Votes To Protect Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions
“Tonight, we saw Senate Democrats hypocritically block efforts to help people they claim to champion”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted once again to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions. The Protect Act, of which Senator Perdue is an original co-sponsor, was blocked by Senate Democrats.
“Tonight, we saw Senate Democrats hypocritically block efforts to help people they claim to champion,” said Senator Perdue. “The Protect Act is a serious solution that I sponsored that would absolutely protect Americans with pre-existing conditions. Instead, Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats continue to lie about the future of health care in our country. Under their so-called Affordable Care Act, premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed and people have fewer choices for care. In Georgia, nearly half of our counties have just one insurance option on the exchange. Ultimately, Senate Democrats want to eliminate private health insurance in favor of government-run socialized medicine. Bottom line, no matter what happens to Obamacare, the best way to protect people with pre-existing conditions and expand access to coverage is through free market solutions, not government-controlled healthcare we know won’t work.”
The Protect Act:
- Guarantees the availability of health insurance coverage in the individual or group market, regardless of pre-existing conditions.
- Prohibits discrimination against patients based on health status – including prohibiting increased premiums for patients due to pre-existing conditions.
- Prohibits insurance companies from excluding coverage of treatments for a beneficiary’s pre-existing condition.
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