Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Bill to Protect Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions Introduced

Feb 16, 2017
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) introduced H.R. 1121, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) is an original co-sponsor of this legislation which reaffirms guaranteed healthcare access, ensures that enrollees cannot have benefits excluded from a plan due to a pre-existing condition, and that patients will not pay more based off of how healthy or sick they may be. Following introduction of the bill, Brooks released the following statement:

“At a recent event in Anderson, a mom brought me a photo of her daughter, a young woman with a pre-existing condition. She was concerned about her daughter’s ability to have healthcare coverage in the future. This bill protects her daughter, and the countless other Hoosiers who have pre-existing conditions, from astronomically high premiums and lost benefits based on how healthy or sick they may be. I’m proud to join Chairman Walden and my colleagues in supporting this bill.”

Read more from Walden and the Energy and Commerce Committee HERE. Click HERE to read a copy of the bill.