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Sires’ Statement on Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs and Protect Individuals with Pre-Existing Conditions

Mar 26, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires released the following statement on House Democrats’ introduction of the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act.

“I am proud to cosponsor this important legislation. For years, Republicans have launched a relentless assault on the health care of millions of Americans by attempting to chip away at the Affordable Care Act. This assault was amplified last night by the Administration’s decision to ask a federal court to repeal the entire ACA in Texas v. United States. The bill introduced today will work to bolster our health care system and lower health care costs so that our constituents can worry less about affording health insurance coverage.”

The Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act will expand tax credits to lower health insurance premiums, strengthen protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, and stop the sale of junk health insurance plans. Furthermore, this bill will restore funding for navigators that assist with outreach and enrollment assistance, to ensure that consumers have the help they need to navigate the health insurance system.