March 2010

The Dangers of Failing to Pass or Delaying the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act will provide Americans with access to affordable, high-quality health insurance, but political opponents seek to delay its implementation or keep it from passing altogether.

Learn more about why it's essential to pass the Affordable Care Act and to implement it on time. For example, it is estimated that, without the law, approximately 275,000 adults would die prematurely over the next 10 years because they don't have health insurance. For families that do have health insurance, their premiums would continue rising unchecked without the Affordable Care Act.

State advocates and policy makers can use these pieces to refute arguments opposing the Affordable Care Act.