Scott Statement on Passage of Bill to Undo Trump Sabotage of Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

May 9, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019:

“Today, the House took an important step in protecting Americans’ health care from the sabotage of the Trump Administration. Late last year, the Trump Administration issued guidance to states that would allow them to weaken critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions that are codified in the Affordable Care Act. The guidance also encouraged states to expand the sale of junk insurance plans that do not cover essential health benefits that Americans now expect from their health care. The prevalence of such plans will also have the effect of raising premiums for everyone else.  H.R. 986 will rescind that guidance which blatantly defied the text of the ACA and shows that Democrats are committed to protecting the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.”

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