Congressman Horsford Backs New Bill To Lower Health Costs, Protect Nevadans With Pre-Existing Conditions

March 26, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) released the following statement after joining House Democrats to introduce the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act – sweeping legislation to lower health costs and protect 1.2 million Nevadans with pre-existing conditions. 

“I ran for Congress on a promise to work to lower health care costs for Nevada’s working families. This legislation follows through on that promise,” said Congressman Horsford. “This bill will lower insurance premiums, strengthen protections for the 1.2 million Nevadans with pre-existing conditions, and reverse efforts to drive up health costs. I’m proud to support this important bill. And I’ll keep fighting to protect Nevadans’ access to quality, affordable health care.”

In February, Congressman Horsford co-sponsored legislation to ban ‘junk’ health plans that allow insurance companies to discriminate against Nevadans with pre-existing conditions, and refuse to provide essential health services.

On the very first day of the new Congress, Congressman Horsford voted to allow the House of Representatives to intervene in Texas v. United States to defend the Affordable Care Act – including Nevada’s Medicaid expansion, and protections for Nevadans with pre-existing conditions.