HELENA – As Greg Gianforte doubles down on being “thankful” for the U.S. House of Representatives passing a bill that upends health insurance for tens of thousands of Montanans, Rob Quist for Montana is highlighting the disastrous impact the D.C. health care bill would have on Montana families.

The so-called “American Health Care Act” would end protections for people with preexisting conditions. More than 426,000 Montanans have preexisting conditions and their much-needed coverage would be put at risk.

Here’s how experts say it would raise costs, by the numbers:

  • A 40-year-old with asthma would see a $4,340 premium hike per year.
  • Diabetes without complications would cost a patient an extra $5,600.
  • For a pregnant woman, maternity care would cost $17,320 more.

Who’d be thankful for that?

Rob Quist this week is hosting “Hands Off Our Health Care” meetings and rallies across the state to raise awareness about the terrible bill and to give Montanans a voice as politicians like Gianforte work against Montana’s interests.