WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Madeleine Dean cosponsored new health care legislation that will lower Pennsylvanians’ health insurance premiums, crack down on junk health insurance plans, and strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care Affordable Act was introduced the day after the Trump Administration asked a federal court to strike down not only the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions, but every other part of the health law.


“The Trump Administration’s new attack on our health care could leave millions of people without coverage,” said Rep. Dean. “We need to go in the opposite direction, strengthening protections for pre-existing conditions, expanding mental health coverage, and ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality, affordable care.”


Rep. Dean expanded on the issue: “Health care isn’t a luxury – it’s an absolute necessity and a basic right. It’s also a question of common decency, of how we look after one another. In the United States, health care coverage should be available to all.”




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