COLUMBUS — During his long tenure in Washington, Steve Chabot has had numerous opportunities to vote to protect health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions but has repeatedly failed, directly contradicting his claim that he would guarantee those with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage.
Mike Pence has said that if Republicans maintain control of Congress, they will renew their attacks on the Affordable Care Act, putting access to affordable health care at risk for 306,400 people in OH-1 with pre-existing conditions and 4.8 million Ohioans statewide.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Chabot voted twice for a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act with no replacement, which would’ve rolled back pre-existing conditions protections entirely.
- Older Americans are more likely to have pre-existing conditions, and Chabot’s attacks on the ACA would raise their premiums.
- Chabot has threatened women’s health care by sponsoring dangerous legislation, and his attacks on the ACA would remove protections for women with pre-existing conditions.
- Women who are pregnant, had a C-section, are a survivor of breast/ovarian cancer, or women who’ve received treatment for domestic abuse cannot be denied coverage for “pre-existing conditions” under the ACA. Under the full repeals Chabot has supported, these protections would be gone and many women would lose coverage.
Steve Chabot has said he would “guarantee that those with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied health care coverage.”
- Chabot twice voted to fully repeal the ACA which has provided coverage for millions of Ohioans with pre-existing conditions.
- Chabot voted for Trump Care, while the Trump/Republican sabotage of affordable health care will cause an average 16 percent increase in health care premiums for Ohioans next year, with older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions facing even steeper increases.
- Chabot has repeatedly voted against 130 million Americans affected by pre-existing conditions.