Reps. Argue Reform Repeal Would Hurt Consumers
"[T]he top priority of the new Republican majority in the House is eliminating your new health care rights and benefits" under the federal health reform law, Reps. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) write in a Contra Costa Times opinion piece. They argue that if the GOP is successful "in repealing the health care law, insurance companies will have the power" to rescind coverage "for women who become pregnant or get cancer, [d]eny care to children with pre-existing conditions, [s]top allowing young people under the age of 26 to be covered under their parents' plan," and raise premiums "any time by any amount without being held accountable."
- "Patients' Rights vs. Insurance Discrimination" (Garamendi/Miller, Contra Costa Times, 1/15).