Take Steps to Block the American Health Care Act in the Senate!
The American Health Care Act (HR 1628) was passed in the House on May 4th, and will now be moving to the Senate for final consideration. This bill would eliminate insurance protections for those with pre-existing conditions - including genetic diseases like HHT.
Cure HHT is banning together with fellow advocacy groups to make sure this bill is voted NO in the Senate.
We need you to join the fight and tell your representatives to vote NO on the AHCA!
The need for action has never been more urgent!
Take Action - Contact Your Representatives
Call, email or write your representatives using this template letter as a guide.
- Individual states would be allowed to define “Essential Health Benefits,” meaning many of the basic services covered by the ACA -- such as prescription drugs, maternity care, mental health, emergency services, hospitalization – may no longer be covered.
- Because annual and lifetime limits apply only to essential health benefits, insurers could put a cap on how much care one receives, but not on how much people owe. Treatment costs for major diseases are incredibly expensive and could easily bankrupt those in need.
- Because treatments and medications for the HHT community can be very expensive, the elimination of essential health benefits essentially renders meaningless the ACA’s protections against insurance discrimination for those with “pre-existing medical conditions.”
- Even if you get your health insurance through an employer, the new legislation could dramatically increase your costs while also reducing benefits.