Families USA Action Center

April 2018: Tell the Trump administration you oppose its actions to weaken consumer protections in health insurance 

The Trump Administration wants to turn back the clock on protections for health care consumers established by the Affordable Care Act. A proposed rule released by the Department of Health and Human Services would make it legal to sell “short-term insurance” plans for long periods of time that do not comply with the ACA’s consumer protections.

By drawing away young and healthy consumers, health plans sold under the proposed rule would undermine the market for real, comprehensive health insurance and instead leave consumers in plans that don’t protect them when they become sick. The rule allows insurers to sell short-term plans for a period of less than 12 months (compared to 3 months under current rules). After that, the insurer might be able to renew a policy – but would not likely do so for an unhealthy consumer. Read more about why Families USA opposes this rule.

The proposed rule is open for public comment until April 23, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST. Click here to submit a comment.

Past actions

2017: Despite numerous setbacks, Congress continues to push disastrous ACA repeal bills that would strip coverage from people and impose devastating cuts on the Medicaid program

Contact your lawmakers: Use our tool to personalize and send an email directly to your senators and tell them to move on from repeal of the ACA.

Guide to meeting directly with your Member of Congress: Face-to-face meetings with your representative or senators are among the most powerful ways to educate them about how proposed legislation will affect you. This guide outlines how to make meetings happen and how to make them effective.

Tag your senators on Twitter: Tag your senators in a tweet asking them to protect the health coverage of their constituents.

Protect Medicaid

Tell Your Representative: Don't Mess with Medicaid: Contact your elected officials—by email or phone—and share your concerns about changes to Medicaid that lead to cuts in funding or services.

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