"I've heard from many Ohioans from across the 12th district in my constituent meetings who have expressed their support for protecting people with pre-existing conditions. I'm listening to their concerns, and I agree."
Today, Congressman Pat Tiberi announced that he is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1121, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act, which was introduced by the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Greg Walden, on February 16, 2017.
Tiberi released the following statement:
"We are taking a deliberate, step-by-step approach to deliver the quality, affordable health care reforms that Americans were promised years ago. I've heard from many Ohioans from across the 12th district in my constituent meetings who have expressed their support for protecting people with pre-existing conditions. I'm listening to their concerns, and I agree. This provision was included in the health care priorities that Republicans unveiled last summer in our Better Way agenda. In addition, Chairman Walden's bill, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act, also has my full support."
Read H.R. 1121.
In a recent email sent directly to thousands of constituents in Ohio's 12th District, Congressman Tiberi wrote about his work to deliver a 21st Century health care system that is better for all Americans:
"As the Chairman of the Health Subcommittee, I’m working to provide needed relief from Obamacare’s broken promises. In Ohio, we are experiencing double-digit premium hikes, our co-op health program collapsed and 20 of our counties only have one insurance company participating in the exchanges this year. It's a grim picture and Ohioans like you deserve a lot better.
"Unlike Obamacare, you deserve a 21st Century health care system that puts your needs first—with more choices, lower costs and better access to the tools that put you in charge of your own care. Our plan for reform includes expanding access to health savings accounts, providing a refundable tax credit to purchase insurance that works for you, and protecting people with pre-existing conditions."
Read the full update.