Last week, Representative Joyce Beatty went back to Washington to fight for the health and safety for all Ohioans of the Third District. The Trump Administration continues to gut protections for pre-existing conditions and strip healthcare coverage from 20 million Americans.
That’s why Rep. Beatty joined her Democratic Congressional colleagues in passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 1425.
Rep. Beatty voted YES on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act because this will help communities in the Third District by lowering the cost of healthcare coverage and prescription drugs. In addition, this will importantly combat health inequities faced by communities of color.
This act includes
- Lower healthcare costs. More middle class families will be covered under this expansion, and many enrollees will see their premiums cut by half or more.
- Allow negotiation for lower prescription drug prices. Americans should not be paying more for their medicines than they would overseas.
- Combat inequity in health coverage faced by communities of color. Medicaid or CHIP coverage for new mothers will be expanded to a full year post-partum to fight the infant mortality epidemic.
- Strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Insurance provides cannot discriminate against people with pre-existing medical conditions.
These are protections that are needed right now in the Third District.