June 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Asks Granite Staters to Share Concerns about Elimination of Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON – As the Trump Administration seeks yet again to allow insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, Senator Hassan is asking Granite Staters to share their personal stories about what eliminating these critical protections would mean for them and their families.

“The Trump Administration’s latest effort to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, or even pregnancy would be disastrous for people in New Hampshire and across America,” Senator Hassan said. “That is why I am asking Granite Staters to share their own stories about what repealing protections for pre-existing conditions would mean for them. We were only able to defeat previous health care repeal efforts because people spoke up and made their voices heard, and together, we will again fight back to stop this latest dangerous attempt to pull us backward.”    

Willing participants can submit their stories on Senator Hassan’s website here: https://www.hassan.senate.gov/healthstories

These personal stories will then be used to show Republicans in Congress, and President Trump, the real-life consequences of putting politics before the health and well-being of our people. 

Earlier this week, Senator Hassan grilled Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, calling the Secretary out for claiming that the Trump Administration is concerned about lowering prescription drug prices while also seeking to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which would lead many Americans to lose health insurance coverage and, in turn, force them to pay more for prescription drugs.