#IAmAPreexistingCondition Trends As World Realizes We All Have One

by Christina Marfice

The AHCA means an uncertain future for so many Americans

The GOP’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare just passed the House, and it has some Americans literally fearing for their lives.

The plan proposes rolling back protections people received under Obamacare that forced insurance companies to cover their pre-existing conditions without higher premiums. Under the new bill, CNN reports, dozens of health conditions, from acne to diabetes to cancer to sleep apnea, could preclude people from qualifying for coverage or make their premiums prohibitively expensive.

The list of conditions that may not qualify for coverage under the new plan is extensive, and it has Americans realizing that even if they themselves don’t have a pre-existing condition, they know a lot of people who do. They’ve been taking to social media to share their stories about how this healthcare bill will effect them if it passes the Senate, and it’s pretty devastating. Here are just a few of the stories being shared under #IAmAPreexistingCondition.

Beside the heartbreaking stories from those who stand to lose their health coverage, there’s plenty of commentary on the bill and the havoc it could wreak on American lives.

That last tweet really nails it. Senators, we hope you’re listening.