Sinema Votes to Protect Health Care for Arizonans with Pre-existing Conditions

Oct 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today voted to maintain protections for Arizonans with pre-existing health conditions, and preserve critical essential health benefits in insurance plans.

Today’s resolution would end the expansion of “junk” insurance plans, which undermine essential health benefits—such as prescription drug benefits, ambulance coverage, and hospital stays—and jeopardize health care for people with pre-existing conditions. Sinema spoke on the Senate floor yesterday about the need to take partisan politics out of health care and protect the health care coverage for all Arizonans.

“It’s time to get partisan politics out of Arizonans’ health care. I call on both parties to quit the partisan games, come together, and stop the sale of junk insurance plans that undermine essential health benefits and jeopardize health care for people with pre-existing conditions,” said Sinema.

Sinema is focused on protecting health care coverage and lowering the cost of care for all Arizonans. Earlier this year she cosponsored the No Junk Plans Act to stop insurance companies from offering short-term plans that don’t protect people with pre-existing conditions. Sinema also backed Senate Resolutions, calling on Congress and the federal government to defend Americans with pre-existing conditions in court cases where health care coverage is at risk.

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