When the Supreme Court issued its ruling and found the Affordable Care Act constitutional – we had hoped that would put an end to politically-motivated attacks against the law.
Unfortunately, rather than get to work implementing a law that will help millions of American families secure high-quality, affordable health care, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives are – for the 31st time! – voting on a bill which would repeal the Affordable Care Act.
It seems these ideologues don’t care that repealing the law would raise taxes on the middle class and strip millions of Americans of vital health care protections. No, it seems the only thing Republican House leaders care about is scoring political points with their extreme base.
Don’t let political games take away health care for American families. Sign the petition to send a message to Congress. Tell them the American people support our health care rights and demand they drop this damaging repeal bill.
The impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act would be devastating to American families.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act would take away protections against such insurance company abuses that are saving lives including: denying health coverage to people with pre-existing conditions (like children with asthma or diabetes); withdrawing coverage when people get sick; setting arbitrary limits in insurance company payouts for people with major illnesses or accidents; and spending substantial portions of premium dollars on agents’ fees, marketing, advertising, administration, CEO compensation, and profits.
It would eliminate seniors’ abilities to receive preventive care (like annual physician exams and screenings) for free and would take away the new help for seniors requiring costly prescription medicines.
It would eliminate the prohibition that insurers can’t discriminate against women by charging higher premiums based solely on gender. Repealing the law would take away the requirement that insurance companies cover preventive care services like check-ups, mammograms, colonoscopies, and contraceptive services without any deductibles or co-pays.
And it would eliminate the large tax-credit premium subsidies provided by the new law to middle-class Americans in 2014. A vote to repeal the law would mean that millions of middle-class taxpayers would be forced to pay thousands of dollars more in taxes – and, in the process, they would lose the help they need to make private insurance premiums affordable.
I urge Congress to spend its energy on solutions that will help the middle class, not on this dangerous repeal effort that will hurt health care consumers.
Thank you for your time,