January 18, 2010
REPEAL OF HEALTH CARE WOULD HURT HOOSIERS
WASHINGTON D.C. - While Republican efforts to repeal health care reform began today, Congressman André Carson highlighted how constituents of the 7th District would be harmed if a repeal of the law was successful.
A study released today by the Department of Health and Human Services showed that nationwide, up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing medical conditions would lose protections under a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In the 7th District, up to 292,000 Hoosiers would be vulnerable to insurance companies denying coverage due to past or current medical conditions.
"The benefits of health care reform are real, and they are happening right now," said Congressman Carson. "Children with pre-existing conditions will continue to get coverage and young people can stay on their parents' insurance plans until they are 26 because of the law. Our seniors are also seeing the support they need in ensuring that they are not paying higher drug prices.
"The attempt to repeal is not only bad policy; it's also taking our focus off our number one priority - putting Americans back to work."
Potential impacts on the 7th District if a repeal was enacted
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