Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
Attention to all voters: I have no doubt that people will lose health insurance coverage and coverage for pre-existing conditions in 2021 if the current administration stays in power.
Think of the people who do not have employer-provided insurance: Could they be your children, your siblings, your grandchildren, your neighbors and friends?
In the past few months a vast number of people have lost health insurance because of job loss.
Over 23 million people are now covered under the Affordable Care Act and are protected against being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. COVID-19 is considered a pre-existing condition and can range from symptoms such as severe headaches, heart issues and neurological issues. The patient will need to prove that these symptoms are not a pre-existing condition.
The Senate has voted numerous times since 2017 to repeal the act and not offered a substitution.
These are facts. When you vote, remember these facts. Remember those you love, those you care about and those who depend on ACA for health insurance.
Mary E. Kortsen