Despite a massive outcry from District 6 constituents Roskam vowed to vote for the repeal of the Affordable Care ACT including last minute draconian cuts in coverage demanded by ultra-conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus.
Changes to the bill which Roskam continued to support included:
- Repealing the requirement that health insurance plans cover a core set of essential health benefits such as hospitalizations, maternity care, prescription drugs, as well as mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
- If this provision was repealed, insurers would be free once again to arbitrarily cut off coverage for patients because their treatment is too expensive.
What will it take to get our right-wing representative to listen to the voters?