Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on pre-existing conditions and the need for maintaining and strengthening protections for patients. You may have seen in the news that Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) announced that she had cancer at the hearing. This week we are asking you to call your member of Congress to stress how important the Affordable Care Act (ACA) protections for pre-existing conditions are to your patients.
I am calling to express my strong support for the ACA and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions. As a physician, I know how important insurance coverage is for a patient with a pre-existing condition whether its diabetes, asthma, or a prior pregnancy. I hope you will work to protect and strengthen the ACA provisions for people with pre-existing conditions. [Consider including an example of how this coverage has helped a patient or your community.]