Senate Republicans Side With Insurance Companies and Trump Sabotage Over 135 Million Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions 

Washington, DC — Today, Senate Democrats forced a vote on the Protect Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which would undo the Trump administration’s efforts to push insurance plans that don’t protect people with pre-existing conditions. Unsurprisingly, Republicans in the Senate defeated the bill, allowing the administration to keep pushing these disastrous plans that charge more and cover less. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement:

“Republican Senators just had another chance to protect health care for people with pre-existing conditions and they refused. Senators who voted against this resolution sent a crystal clear message — they would rather side with insurance companies that sell junk plans than the 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions like asthma, high cholesterol and arthritis. Americans with pre-existing conditions are tired of hearing their senator lie about supporting protections only to turn around and vote to strip them away.”