A new website offers a clickable interactive map with statistics about how the Affordable Care Act has and will affect the residents each state. The site, HealthCareandYou.org, is sponsored by national health care organizations such as AARP, American Cancer Society, and the American Medical Association. You can learn things about your state or click on a friend’s to see what’s happening there.
Last week, Federal Judge Roger Vinson, who ruled in January that the entire Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, issued a stay of his own ruling. You might be wondering, what exactly does this mean?
In short, it means that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act at both the state and the federal level can move forward.
Describes five key provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are in effect and lists the number of people in each state who are benefiting from each provision.
Jimmy Ledesma’s sister and two brothers all died from diabetes. He did not realize that he too was suffering from the disease until he collapsed at work one day—and could not stand up. He had trouble affording treatment and worried about how he was going to stay healthy, until he found Clinica Family Health Services.
Just a year ago, children with pre-existing conditions like leukemia, or even asthma, could be denied health insurance. Seniors struggled to pay for prescription drugs when they reached the “doughnut hole.” And recent college graduates who could not find jobs with benefits were stuck paying an arm and a leg for insurance or even going without coverage because they just couldn’t afford it.
Discusses the rights and benefits that many House members plan to take away from Americans—but keep for themselves—when they vote to defund or repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Before the ink was even dry on the Affordable Care Act, opponents of reform rolled up their sleeves and got to work to repeal dozens of consumer protections that were included in the new law.
Well the numbers on repeal are out. And they show that the cost of repealing the Affordable Care Act is just too great for Americans to bear.
The New Year should welcome in a clean slate, but since opponents of reform won’t give up their campaign of misinformation, we have to set the record straight yet again.
Let’s all say it together this time: The Affordable Care Act does not contain death panels.
The rumors started last year when a few opponents of health reform saw an opportunity to gain political points by misrepresenting a benefit in the bill.
For the past month, Families USA's Stand Up for Health Care has been sharing some of our historical health care heroes, outlining their views on how access to quality, affordable health care is a foundation for a more just society.
Many of you have sent in questions about how the new health care law will affect you and your family. We’ve compiled answers for select questions to our experts in a short series to help you navigate changes to the health care system. Here's the latest:
Question: I currently have a pre-existing condition. When will insurance companies be prohibited from denying coverage and charging exorbitant premiums to people with pre-existing conditions?