Kennedy reintroduces bill to protect Americans with preexisting conditions, defend their private health insurance

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today reintroduced the Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act to keep in place legal protections for people with preexisting medical conditions.

“Americans deserve affordable and effective health care, not bureaucratic rationing. Regardless of what the Supreme Court decides on Obamacare, my bill would allow Americans with preexisting health conditions to keep their coverage. As Democrats push to socialize medicine, I won’t stop defending Americans’ right to choose and retain their private health insurance,” said Kennedy.

The Supreme Court continues to consider arguments about the constitutionality of Obamacare, and Democrats blocked Republican-led efforts to protect Americans with preexisting conditions at least five times in the 116th Congress. This legislation would ensure that Americans with preexisting conditions keep their coverage even if the court rules that Obamacare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional. The bill would also protect individuals who receive private coverage through the health insurance exchanges that Obamacare established. 

The bill text is available here.