From U.S. Congressman
David Schweikert Arizona's 6th District
Republicans want to eliminate current law protections on pre-existing conditions.
Republicans agree that Americans with pre-existing conditions should be protected.
"I want to set the record straight: I support protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions.
One of my first votes in the 116th Congress was to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation to protect pre-existing conditions and replace Obamacare which restricts market competition and raised taxes. Under the AHCA:
Insurance companies were prohibited from denying or not renewing coverage due to a pre-existing condition.
Insurance companies were banned from rescinding coverage based on a pre-existing condition.
Insurance companies were banned from excluding benefits based on a pre-existing condition.
Insurance companies were prevented from raising premiums on individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage.
We brought this legislation to the floor on the first day of this Congress, and it was voted down by Democrats. My Democratic colleagues are still unable to accept our words, but I want my constituents to know the truth. I support protecting pre-existing conditions and will not fall for partisan games or votes around this issue."