September 5, 2018/Press Releases

With Coverage Under Attack, Republican Ticket Is Against Preserving Care for Those with Pre-Existing Conditions

Hartford, CT – Today, arguments begin in Texas in a lawsuit that could threaten coverage for pre-existing conditions. While Connecticut has joined the lawsuit to protect our care and ensure coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, the Republican gubernatorial ticket wants to end it.

While the Connecticut legislature passed a bill to mandate that pre-existing conditions would be covered even if the Affordable Care Act were to be repealed, who was against is?

This GOP ticket. Bob Stefanowski’s running mate, Joe Markley, was one of the only Senators in the legislature to vote against continuing to cover pre-existing conditions.  

That’s coverage for the 24% of Hartford area residents who have a pre-existing condition. That’s coverage for women who have been pregnant, people who struggle with sleep apnea, or people with acne or anxiety.

As a result of Republicans attempts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, premiums in Connecticut are going up again today. And the GOP has been silent.

On health care, this GOP ticket wants to raise costs, slash coverage, and strip people of care. It’s that simple.  

“Make no mistake, health care is under attack. We need a governor who understands what that means for Connecticut families, and the Republican gubernatorial ticket has already proven they won’t protect our care. They will raise costs, and they will cut coverage,” said Connecticut Democratic Party spokesperson Christina Polizzi.