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.
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.
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.
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.
The Republican bill in the House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), will make it vastly more expensive for anyone who needs health care, particularly those with pre-existing conditions.
States will be forced to dramatically cut the services Medicaid covers and cut the number of people who qualify for them if Congress makes changes in state Medicaid funding. And the services that states will likely drop first are those on which seniors, people with disabilities, and others with serious health needs rely.
The House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes way beyond repealing the ACA and includes provisions that would radically restructure all of Medicaid, capping and cutting program funding, in addition to repealing the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. Lawmakers should heed the recent statements by two top industry research and credit ratings agencies—Fitch and Moody’s—warning that changes to Medicaid’s funding structure could destabilize state budgets.
After narrowly passing the House of Representatives, the Republican bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act is now moving to the Senate.
In these early stages of the Senate debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, it is critical that senators understand that they should not put their constituents’ health care at risk. Now is the time to mobilize your networks and encourage them to reach out to their senators.
The postponed vote is proof of the power and impact of people around the country raising their voices and contacting their lawmakers about the harm this bill would cause.Your calls, letters, demonstrations, and story-telling are working!
This fight is not over. When Congress returns on July 10 from the July 4 recess, the Senate could quickly take up and pass a revised bill.
While states are balancing their budgets and beginning a new fiscal year on July 1, credit rating agencies are warning that the new health care repeal plan could put a dent in future credit ratings for state bonds, making it harder for states to routinely borrow the money they need for education, transportation and other vital state priorities.
Reuters reported that both Moody’s Investor Service and Fitch Rating, leading industry research and credit rating agencies, said the Senate bill, if passed, would be a “credit negative for states” and “cause states to face downward pressure on their credit ratings.”