As an organization that represents and supports breast cancer survivors and their families, we know the critical importance of health insurance coverage for Pennsylvanians with pre-existing conditions such as breast cancer. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) currently requires all insurers to cover people with pre-existing conditions without increased rates. If it is repealed without a replacement, millions will be left with no coverage, and many, with no options.
We must save health insurance coverage for the millions with pre-existing conditions. If coverage is lost or costs are increased, breast cancer survivors will worry about their coverage, about the risk of recurrence, about their families and about their future.
Right now, more than 5.5 million Pennsylvanians have pre-existing conditions like breast cancer. Over 140,000 PA women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. We need to save their health insurance coverage now.
CBS21’s Lara Greenberg recently spoke with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition about what a repeal without replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could mean for PA women with breast cancer.