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Monroe News: Walberg backs bill on patients with pre-existing conditions

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Washington, March 1, 2017 | comments
Legislation to preserve health care access and protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions has been introduced by U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton.

Congressman Walberg co-sponsored House Bill 1121 by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden. Called the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act, the bill aims to reaffirm guaranteed health care access, ensure that enrollees cannot have benefits excluded from a plan due to a pre-existing condition and that patients will not pay more based on their health care status.

"We are taking a thoughtful, step-by-step approach to deliver health care solutions that lower costs, increase choices, and give greater control to Michigan families and small businesses," Rep. Walberg said. "As we work to repair our broken health care system, one important component is maintaining protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. This bill will safeguard patients from being treated unfairly and provide peace of mind to families that they will not be left behind."

The congressman serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions. For more information on the bill and his work in Congress, visit walberg.house.gov.

This article originally appeared in the March 1 edition of the Monroe News.
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