Paul Ryan: ‘We Have Multiple Layers of Protections for People with Preexisting Conditions’

‘They, too, can have the peace of mind to get affordable coverage’

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RYAN: "So let me just say a couple of things. You have got all of these health insurers. If they were doing so well, why would they be pulling out of the marketplace? Over 1,000 counties, one in three counties in America have one plan to choose from. Just this week in Iowa, their last statewide insurer said that they are going to have to pull out. So that means people in 94 of Iowa’s 99 counties will have zero choices. Aetna just pulled out of Virginia. The law is collapsing. It’s not working. You can’t get health insurance in these places, whether you have a pre-existing condition or not. And so what we’re trying to do here, George, is step in front of this collapsing law and make sure that we can have a system that works, a system with choice and competition and affordable premiums. And we have multiple layers of protections for people with pre-existing conditions. So… they, too, can have the peace of mind — so they, too, can have the peace of mind to get affordable coverage."

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