Congressman Kim Votes to Protect Health Care for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

April 3, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Kim Votes to Protect Health Care for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

 

WASHINGTON, DC – The following is a statement from Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) on the passage of H.Res. 271, a resolution condemning efforts to strip health care away from people with pre-existing conditions.

 

“People are sick and tired of having their health care threatened by politicians in Washington. Today’s vote sends an unequivocal message that people with pre-existing conditions should never have their health care put at risk. Members of Congress, from both parties, should come together to protect people with pre-existing conditions and focus on making health care more affordable for everyone.”

 

Congressman Kim has made lowering the cost of health care a major priority and the aim of his first bill. The SAVE Act is a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Kim and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01). It would incentivize states to adopt state-based health insurance marketplaces, which have been shown to have additional options and lower costs when compared to the federally-facilitated exchange.

 

The SAVE Act is currently being marked up by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Once passed, the bill will go to the House floor for a final vote.

 

 

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