Protect Our Care

Take Action to Defend Affordable Health Care 

If President Trump and the Republicans in Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act, more than 30 million Americans stand to lose their health insurance. Learn more about what's at stake.

Families USA is working with national partners and health care advocates across the country to fight to keep health coverage for millions of Americans who rely on it. 

How you can get involved in the campaign to #ProtectOurCare

Our voices are having an impact! Republican leaders in Congress vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Day One of the new administration. Thanks to the public outcry, they are now forced to explain what they will replace the health care law with -- and the division among Republicans on Capitol Hill is delaying action. Keep up the good work! Here's how:

Contact Congress: In this phase of our campaign, it’s important that lawmakers hear about the pain and fear that repeal without a simultaneous and comprehensive replacement would cause. In-person meetings with your elected officials have the most impact but hearing from their constituents in any form is helpful. Use our tool to contact your senators and representatives

Attend a rally or a town hall: Find out whether there are any town halls about health care scheduled near you. View town hall calendarWeek of February 20: See what events are happening during the congressional recess!

Submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper: Not only do letters to the editor serve to educate people in your community about the risks of repealing the Affordable Care Act, they also have a chance of being seen my your elected officials, who often read papers from their home districts. Submit a letter to the editor now.

Spread the word on social media: To help amplify our efforts, use our Social Media Toolkit for sample Tweets, Facebook posts, and action items.

Share your story: Share your story or encourage friends and family to share theirs

Social Media Toolkit

Families USA is partnering with a wide range of organizations to mobilize health care advocates, consumers, and patients across the country to raise public awareness about the harm that repeal would cause. 

To help amplify our efforts, visit our Social Media Toolkit to find sample Tweets, Facebook posts, and action items. Learn More>>

The Cost of Repeal

Repeal of the ACA...

  • ...will strip coverage from millions of Americans and remove important consumer protections, jeopardizing the health and financial security of people in this country.
  • ...would upend the insurance market well beyond the ACA, likely causing massive spikes in premiums and a drastic drop in the availability of coverage and services covered.
  • ...would be dangerously irresponsible without also putting in place a measure that provides the same level of care, coverage, and consumer protections the ACA currently provides.
  • …would allow insurance companies to return to the days of charging women and those with pre-existing conditions (up to 129 million individuals) significantly more for health coverage.
  • …would leave the 12 million remaining uninsured who are eligible for financial assistance to help afford coverage with no place to turn to get coverage.

Where's the Replacement?

For the last six years and through more than 60 votes to repeal, conservatives have failed to offer a credible replacement plan. They simply cannot be trusted to repeal the ACA now with only a vague promise to replace it later. Individuals have gained too much under the ACA to now turn back the clock on this progress.