Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010 and the Supreme Court upheld the health care reform law in 2012, hundreds of thousands of Michiganders have been able to access health coverage that would have been denied without the ACA.
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Tell the Michigan Legislature to support the ACA or they won't have YOUR support in November.
Children can no longer be denied health coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
Unfortunately, for thousands of parents in America with asthmatic children, this has not been the case. Health care plans for children with such illnesses labeled as "pre-existing conditions" have been priced far out of reach for many families, but without insurance, an emergency stay in the hospital can lead to thousands of dollars in medical bills. Yet even with a health care plan, insurance companies have routinely refused to cover medical expenses for children with these illnesses.
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the practice of denying children insurance due to pre-existing conditions is now illegal. By 2014, these protections will extend to all American adults. Because of health care reform, more children across the country are getting access to the treatment they need. Additonally, many routine health checks for women are now covered under the ACA and women will not need to pay more for health insurance.
1.6 million people in Michigan with pre-existing conditions will no longer be denied health care coverage thanks to the ACA!
MICHUHCAN (Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network) has been pushing for reforms like these for over 20 years and know this is a landmark victory for people across our state. But some Michigan politicians and the special interests that fund them continue to try to repeal the ACA and all of the benefits included.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld health care reform, many of these same politicians are calling for its repeal!
Sign our petition today and tell Michigan Legislators that if they don't support the Affordable Care Act, they will not be getting YOUR support in November.
Visit www.michuhcan.org to learn more about our advocacy work to make quality health care accessible and affordable to all!