Upton Amendment Breaks GOP Promise on Pre-Existing Condition Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 3, 2017

Contact: Sarah Schultz, sarah.schultz@younginvincibles.org, 202.734.6510

Upton Amendment Does Not Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions

[WASHINGTON]–A new amendment from Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) was announced today. Rep. Upton’s amendment would add a measly $8 billion to an already insufficient $130 billion fund to absorb higher costs people with pre-existing conditions would pay under the American Health Care Act. Young Invincibles’ Executive Director Jen Mishory issued the following statement on the new amendment:

“Congressman Upton’s amendment does nothing to fix a terrible bill that will make young adult uninsurance rates skyrocket, guts benefits, and increases out of pocket costs. This bill breaks Republicans’ fundamental promise to protect people with pre-existing conditions. It’s bad for young people and bad for the country.”

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