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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis: “We will protect people with pre-existing conditions”

February 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, announced he has co-sponsored legislation to ensure people with pre-existing conditions have access to the health care of their choosing. Within the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, The Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act prohibits insurers from denying access, limiting coverage, or raising premiums because someone is sick.

“I heard a clear message from my constituents at recent town halls: people with pre-existing conditions need the peace of mind of knowing that they can get–and keep–health care,” said Bilirakis. “At events in Palm Harbor and New Port Richey, I listened to folks share personal stories about themselves and loved ones who were denied access to coverage because of a chronic illness. I made a promise to gather input from the people of Florida’s 12th District about the future of our nation’s health care, and I am keeping that promise with this legislation. We will protect those with pre-existing conditions and put in place a health care system that works for everybody.” 

Click here to read a copy of the bill.