Planned Parenthood provides essential health care services to 2.7 million women, men, and young people across the country, the large majority of whom have low incomes or live in underserved communities. Recent efforts at the federal and state levels to defund this critical provider would jeopardize access to comprehensive health care for millions of Americans.
If Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act, it will also eliminate one of the law’s most popular and successful elements: the expansion of Medicaid to cover people with low and moderate incomes. This would be a terrible mistake.
Today, the Commonwealth Fund and George Washington University released a report detailing the economic and employment consequences if Republican congressional leadership gets what it is aiming for: repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement plan in sight.