Wyden: Price Will Take Us Back to the ‘Dark Days’ When Health Care Was for the ‘Healthy and Wealthy’
WYDEN: "The Price plan takes America back to the dark days when health care was for the healthy and the wealthy. His other proposals don’t offer much hope that the damage will be undone. There’s a big gap between the Trump pledge of insurance for everybody and great health care and the Congressman’s proposals. In another bill, the Empowering Patients First Act, the Congressman brings back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions, such as pregnancy or heart disease. Insurers get the power to deny care and raise costs on those with pre-existing conditions if they didn’t maintain coverage. In effect, the bill said insurance companies could take patient’s money and skip out on paying for the care they need."