Letter to the editor: King fights for those with preexisting conditions

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:15am

     I want to thank Senator Angus King for his continuing advocacy for people with preexisting health conditions.

    Four years ago, my granddaughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, a horrific and unpredictable disease that places enormous burdens on her and her family from which there is no reprieve. Just to exist, she requires insulin deliveries, pump changes, medicine and immense amounts of very expensive medical technology. The current attack in Congress on pre-existing conditions coverage is making her family fear losing protection accorded by the ACA.

    Without that protection, my granddaughter might once again be considered a “liability” in the insurance world with astronomical and probably unaffordable premiums or co-pays.

    Senator King understands the importance of requiring insurance companies to provide reasonable insurance coverage in pre-existing health situations and has worked diligently to maintain this coverage. We need to support his work by voting for him this November.


    Marilyn Hotch