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Rapid Response – Cory Gardner Protects Individuals with Pre-Existing Conditions

October 13, 2020

Senator Gardner fights to lower health care costs, strengthen innovation, and expand access for all Coloradans, including those with pre-existing medical conditions. Gardner wrote the bill toguarantee coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, regardless of what happens to Obamacare.

  • Gardner’s Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act guarantees protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions and ensures they cannot be charged more as a result of their underlying medical conditions.
  • That means insurers would be required to take on and cover individuals with pre-existing conditions no matter what happens to Obamacare.
  • Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Bush Administration economist and Congressional Budget Office Director, agrees:

    “Right now, everyone is covered even if they have a pre-existing condition. The only way that would change is if the lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act are successful. If so, there is existing legislation sponsored by Colorado Senator Cory Gardner that would guarantee coverage for people with a pre-existing condition and ensure that people are not charged more because of it.”
     

Bottom line: Senator Cory Gardner protects people with pre-existing conditions.