The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a landmark piece of legislation that seeks to ensure consumer rights, curb health care expenditures and provide equitable access for all. Yet less than a year after it was signed into law, many politicians want to chip away at the Act by weakening provisions within it.
This is more about politics than good policy. Up for re-election or hoping to undermine the President’s goals, many are making false statements about health care reform. This misinformation seeks to capitalize on the public’s unhappiness about rising health care costs. But weakening the first major piece of legislation aimed to control costs and ensure care for millions of Americans is no way to do this. The Republicans’ “repeal and replace” strategy will force people to pay higher premiums, result in huge subsidies for the insurance industry, add billions to our national debt and allow personal decisions to be regulated by the government.
We can’t let the most ambitious overhaul of our health care system to be thwarted by partisan politics. Sign our petition, and tell Congress that you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and don’t want to see it weakened.
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The landmark Act has been under attack since it was passed into law in March of 2010. Although the most vocal critics of the Act – many of them in Congress – receive the most press, millions of Americans want the law fully enacted and progress on health care to move forward.
Don’t allow the Republican’s “repeal and replace” strategy to gain traction – doing so won’t bring about real reform and will further stymie any progress or protection for consumers. Congress needs to stop the bipartisan fight over health care and do what’s right for Americans by ensuring we have real health reform. I support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and urge you to do the same.