October 3, 2018
Press Release
October 3, 2018
Contact: T.W. Arrighi
(202) 225-5611

Rep. Mimi Walters Continues Fight to Protect Orange County Residents with Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, DC – This week, Rep. Mimi Walters (R-California) signed on as a cosponsor of H. Res. 1089, which expresses the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives that any change to existing health care laws made by a state legislature must protect individuals with pre-existing conditions.  It further calls on those legislatures to ensure those with pre-existing conditions have lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs, and better access to in-network providers. 

Said Congresswoman Walters, “It is unacceptable that Orange County residents with pre-existing conditions should have to worry about losing their health care coverage.  I share your concerns, which is why I’m continuing my fight to ensure individuals with pre-existing conditions maintain continuous, affordable health insurance.  I’ve signed on to this resolution because states should not amend their laws to deny coverage or increase costs for those with pre-existing conditions.”

Background

Last month, Rep. Walters signed on as an original cosponsor of H.R. 6898, the Maintaining Protections for Patients with Preexisting Conditions Act, which ensures those with pre-existing conditions can receive and maintain health insurance coverage should the Affordable Care Act be found unconstitutional in Texas v. United States.

In September, Rep. Walters joined as an original cosponsor of H. Res. 1066, which expresses the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives that any legislation must ensure individuals with pre-existing conditions have access to health care insurance.

In February 2017, Rep. Walters signed on as an original cosponsor of the Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act, which requires health insurers to provide coverage to those with pre-existing conditions and ensures that patients do not pay more for insurance based on their health status.

Walters represents California’s 45th District and serves on the House Energy & Commerce and House Ethics Committees.