Yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and 16 other Senators to introduce the Protect Act, legislation that protects Americans with pre-existing conditions, ensuring that Americans have the peace of mind knowing that they and their loved ones will never be denied health care coverage or be charged more because of a pre-existing condition. The Protect Act amends the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to: -Guarantee the availability of health insurance coverage in the individual or group market, regardless of pre-existing conditions. -Prohibit discrimination against patients based on health status – including prohibiting increased premiums for patients due to pre-existing conditions. -Prohibit insurance companies from excluding coverage of treatments for a beneficiary’s pre-existing condition.