Two Years Ago This Week, Zeldin Voted For Health Care Plan That Could Eliminate Pre-Existing Condition Protections and Jack up Health Care Rates | Perry Gershon for Congress
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Two Years Ago This Week, Zeldin Voted For Health Care Plan That Could Eliminate Pre-Existing Condition Protections and Jack up Health Care Rates

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Two Years Ago This Week, Zeldin Voted For Health Care Plan That Could Eliminate Pre-Existing Condition Protections and Jack up Health Care Rates

310,000 residents with pre-existing conditions would lose protections or see their costs explode in Congressman Zeldin’s district

As the two-year anniversary approaches for Congressman Zeldin’s vote on the failed Repeal and Ripoff bill, Zeldin is still working overtime to gut protections for the 310,000 of his constituents with pre-existing conditions.

Just last month, Congressman Zeldin voted against a resolution that would protect New Yorkers from skyrocketing health care costs, exploding prescription drug prices and most critically giving insurance companies the right to deny them care because of preexisting conditions. Instead, Congressman Zeldin voted in favor of a lawsuit working its way through the courts to repeal the ACA with zero plan for replacement.

“Washington Republicans have never stopped attacking health care – after voting for a bill that could gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions and explode their costs two years ago, Congressman Zeldin voted to continue their health care repeal efforts by backing a lawsuit to slash those protections just last month,” said DCCC Spokesperson Christine Bennett. “If Congressman Zeldin gets his way, his constituents with common health conditions like asthma, cancer, and diabetes could be denied the healthcare coverage they need.”

But these aren’t the only health conditions that could lead to coverage being denied. Keep on scrolling for a list that is in no way comprehensive:

  • AIDS or ARC
  • Acne
  • Acromegaly
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Anemia (Aplastic, Cooley's, Hemolytic, Mediterranean or Sickle Cell)
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic or Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arteritis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebral Palsy (infantile)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Coagulation Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Depression
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Esophageal Varicosities
  • Friedreich's Ataxia
  • Hepatitis (Type B, C or Chronic)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Obesity
  • Organ transplants
  • Paraplegia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Pregnancy
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Renal Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tuberculosis

The Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that 52 million people have conditions serious enough that insurers would outright deny them coverage if the A.C.A. were not in effect, according to an analysis it did two years ago. The ACA requires insurers to take all applicants, regardless of medical history, and patients with health problems pay the same standard premiums as healthy ones.

Posted on April 30, 2019.

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