WASHINGTON, D.C. – No one should be denied access to the health insurance market – even if they have a pre-existing illness, a bad diagnosis or injury. Those most at risk of being priced out of the market are those who purchase their insurance as an individual or small group – roughly 18 million Americans.
There are two ways to go about making sure that those in these smaller insurance markets have access to health care coverage no matter their health status. You can impose mandates and dictates from Washington – like the current system does – or you can create a system that actually works for patients.
As House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) explains in today’s video release:
“If one person in a small group – a group of three to five people or an individual out there buying their own coverage – if they have a bad diagnosis, then their insurance rates skyrocket. So how do you make it so that those individuals are not threatened by that? You make it so that they look like everybody else from an insurance standpoint. We would allow all those individuals to pool together…into groups of hundreds of thousands or a million or more individuals, so they get the purchasing power of millions. What happens then is that it makes it so that no one individual’s adverse health status drives up the cost for anybody else.”
And there’s more – including solutions to ensure no one can be denied coverage even if they change insurance providers.
Click HERE or the image below to watch the video.
House Republicans know there is a Better Way to protect those with pre-existing conditions, and it starts with a health care system that is responsive to patients, not dictated to by mandates from Washington. To learn more, go to Better.GOP.