More congressional action regarding health care and insurance discrimination...BD
As a physician for the past 30 years, and now as a Congressman, I understand how difficult it is for families to pay for their necessary treatments. People today all across America find themselves choosing between their next pill and their next meal.
Our Constitution protects every citizen against discrimination, the result of long and hard-won gains by ordinary people who for decades showed extraordinary courage fighting for change. Applying these fundamental gains to our health care system is the right thing to do, because my patients and my constituents cannot hold their breath any longer.
That's why I've introduced the No Discrimination in Health Insurance Act. This essential legislation will guarantee access to affordable care for every citizen in America by bringing an end to discriminatory practices employed by insurance companies who deny life-saving coverage to millions of Americans solely because of their pre-existing medical conditions.