Here at The Savvy Celiac I am not about to be partisan, but I do report on news that might impact you. Then you can decide if you want to take action. Some folks may be worried about their health care futures with regards to celiac and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which looks like it will be replaced with the current administration.

As many of you know, one of the hallmark positions the ACA held was to cover anyone, even with a pre-existing condition. This affects millions of people, from people with heart disease, cancer, diabetes to even those with celiac disease. So when we hear that some members of Congress and President Trump wan to “repeal and replace” the ACA, folks with pre-existing conditions take notice.

Usually at this point in my blog post, I would try to explain and spell out the latest information from Washington about where the ACA replacement stands so readers can make a decision based on the latest information. But since the Health and Human Services nominee hasn’t been confirmed yet and a proposal hasn’t been revealed to the public, there isn’t much to say at this time.

But if this is something that concerns you, there is something you can do. Because the ACA changes are still fluid, the Celiac Disease Foundation recently sent out an email blast encouraging the celiac community to reach out to their members of Congress to make sure the pre-existing provision and a few others stay put in an ACA replacement. Specifically, highlighting these four points:

  • Non-discrimination against pre-existing conditions
  • Allowing children to stay on family coverage until age 26
  • Limiting out-of-pocket expenses
  • No annual or lifetime caps on total coverage

If  you feel strongly about celiac and the Affordable Care Act, you can let your member of Congress know by clicking here.

 

 

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