New Policies May Undermine Patient Protections

On Oct. 22, the Administration issued guidance that could impact women with heart disease. It would expand states’ ability to change some aspects of their health insurance marketplaces and undermine critical protections for millions of Americans living with pre-existing conditions, including heart disease. While state innovation waivers have existed for years, the new guidance goes further, allowing states to offer inadequate health insurance plans that can charge higher premiums for individuals with pre-existing conditions and deny coverage based on health status.

As a result, women living with or at risk of heart disease may be subject to insurance plans that are not comprehensive and fail to provide critical services like prescription medication and maternity care. WomenHeart urges the Administration to withdraw this guidance and to protect women with heart disease. Join us by taking action!

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