Press Release: Susan Wild Responds to the Republican Court Challenge to Undo Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

09/5/2018

Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Sept 5, 2018)—Today, a judge in Texas federal district court will hear oral arguments in a case brought by 20 Republican Attorneys General aimed explicitly at undoing protections for people with pre-existing conditions. In response, Susan Wild released the following statement:

“Health care is a right, not a privilege. All Pennsylvanians, no matter their background, income or state of health, deserve access to high-quality medical care. Republicans in Washington continue to jeopardize equal access to health care by increasing the cost of premiums and prescription drug prices, hitting elderly Americans with an age tax, and eliminating protections for people with pre-existing conditions; all of which my opponent Marty Nothstein has supported. This court challenge further threatens to increase health insurance costs and rip coverage from individuals with pre-existing conditions, around 300,000 of whom reside in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. When elected, I will work to stop insurers from denying coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, prevent insurers from charging individuals based on their health care status,  and will support essential health benefits such as maternity care and mental health services. I implore my opponent to stand up for Pennsylvanians and do the same.”

Susan Wild was raised in a military family and is an experienced attorney who has spent almost 35 years advocating and negotiating for people in the greater Lehigh Valley. She has served her community on the boards of her local food bank, regional theater, and Jewish Federation. Susan is the proud mother of two grown children and a wonderful dog. She brings energy, passion, and a grounded sense of civic responsibility to fight for affordable health care and good-paying jobs for the Lehigh Valley.

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