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Price vows to protect people with pre-existing conditions

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Republican Congressman Tom Price, M.D., President Trump’s nominee to run the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, told the Senate Finance Committee  on Jan. 24 that he wants to ensure  that people with pre-existing conditions have access to health insurance, though he did not specify how this would work under the Trump administration’s plan to kill the Affordable Care Act.

Dr.  Price, a Georgia orthopedic surgeon, said “nobody ought to be priced out of the market for having a bad diagnosis.”

“I commit that we will not abandon individuals with preexisting illness or disease.”

One of the ACA’s most popular parts is the ban on insurers using patients’ pre-existing conditions to deny them coverage.

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