A key way the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped the United States reach a dramatic drop in the uninsured rate was by expanding the Medicaid program to low and moderate income adults. Despite this success, the House Republican plan to repeal the ACA would freeze the Medicaid expansion starting in 2020. As Arizona’s experience shows, freezing the Medicaid expansion is ending the Medicaid expansion and it’s a move that gambles with the lives of millions of Americans.
Today, we saw the final enrollment numbers for the fourth open enrollment period. They build on earlier reports showing a high demand for coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces (exchanges).
Here’s our quick take on the numbers.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report confirmed on Monday what we already knew: the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will be a disaster for consumers and the American health care system.
If you have money and don’t get sick, you’ll like the new bill House Republicans released last night that repeals the Affordable Care Act. This bill would strip coverage from millions of people and drive up consumer costs.
Call your representatives today at 1-866-426-2631 and urge them to vote "no" on this bill.
In his address to Congress last night, President Donald Trump repeated the falsehood that the Affordable Care Act is “failing” in Kentucky.
Kentucky is an Affordable Care Act success story.
There wasn’t a dull moment at the 22nd annual Health Action conference. Whether you were in Washington, D.C., sharing in the action with us, or you weren’t able to make it this year, this list includes many of our favorite moments from #HA2017 to help you reminisce or see what you missed.
With Members of Congress going on recess in their home districts, the week of February 20 is an important opportunity to educate lawmakers in your state about what’s at stake if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. These resources will help you communicate effectively with elected officials.
Efforts by advocates and concerned constituents around the country are making it very difficult for ACA opponents to simply repeal the law. As you’ve probably seen, the public outcry at town halls and rallies is helping lawmakers understand just how important the ACA is.
The House Republicans' latest health care brief would radically restructure and cut federal funding for Medicaid. Ryan calls his policy outline “A Better Way,” but it would be anything but better for states, patients, and health care providers.
In its first regulatory act, the Trump Administration has laid the groundwork to ensure that “TrumpCare” will cost consumers drastically more, if they are able to sign up for health insurance at all. This tips the balance in favor of insurers at the expense of consumer protections.