Bilirakis: ‘We Will Protect People with Pre-existing Conditions’
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis is co-sponsoring a bill to ensure those with pre-existing conditions have access to health care.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis, R-Tarpon Springs, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, announced he has co-sponsored legislation to ensure people with pre-existing conditions have access to the health care of their choosing.
Within the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act prohibits insurers from denying access, limiting coverage, or raising premiums because someone is sick.
“I heard a clear message from my constituents at recent town halls: People with pre-existing conditions need the peace of mind of knowing that they can get–and keep–health care,” Bilirakis said. “At events in Palm Harbor and New Port Richey, I listened to folks share personal stories about themselves and loved ones who were denied access to coverage because of a chronic illness. I made a promise to gather input from the people of Florida’s 12th District about the future of our nation’s health care, and I am keeping that promise with this legislation. We will protect those with pre-existing conditions and put in place a health care system that works for everybody.”
Bilirakis represents the 12th Congressional District, which includes portions of north Pinellas and Pasco counties.
For a copy of the proposed legislation, click here.
For information about Bilirakis, go to bilirakis.house.gov.
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