McMorris Rodgers Releases Statement on Department of Justice’s Attacks on Pre-Existing Conditions Protections

Jun 13, 2018
Health Care
Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 13, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the Department of Justice’s announcement that it will not defend the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act provisions to prohibit insurers from discriminating against individuals with pre-existing conditions.

“Everyone I have talked to in the House remains in favor of protecting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. That hasn’t changed,” said McMorris Rodgers. “This is one of the areas in the Affordable Care Act that was widely agreed upon from both Republicans and Democrats. For me, protecting people with pre-existing conditions isn’t just good policy, it’s a personal mission. That’s why I strongly disagree with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent argument of the unconstitutionality of pre-existing conditions protections. I will be following this closely and ready to act if the courts invalidate these protections.”

NOTE: In the Spring of 2017, Cathy penned an op-ed in the Washington Post about the need to protect people with pre-existing conditions. You can read her full piece here.

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