As you may have heard, the House Freedom Caucus has endorsed a new Republican plan to revise the Affordable Care Act. Among other changes, this plan would allow states to opt out of the ban on charging customers higher premiums if they have pre-existing conditions [see source 1, below].
According to the Center for American Progress, there are **286,500** constituents 64 years old or younger in PA (approximately 52% of the nonelderly population), and thus who are potentially impacted by this proposed change [see source 2, below].
One constituent who met recently with Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson said that he said he would never vote for a bill that didn’t provide affordable coverage for those with a preexisting condition. If you would like to contact him to confirm his position and to share your views on this subject, you can find his contact information here: http://wearepa5.org/content/your-representative
[Source 1]: Background on the Freedom Caucus plan: https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/918ad730-2a82-11e7-a616-d7…).
[Source 2]: District-level pre-existing condition data: https://www.americanprogress.org/…/number-americans-pre-ex…/