Many Americans may have recently discovered a little extra money in their wallets.
Originally posted by Adam Linker from our friends at NC Policy Watch.
Opponents of the Affordable Care Act have yet to give us a viable alternative. They tend to be big on repeal and short on replacement ideas. They are especially short on ideas that deal with pre-existing conditions and extending access to the uninsured.
Having a baby is a wonderful and joyous experience, but it can also be expensive. Very expensive. From the prenatal care, to the birthing costs, to making sure you have all the right tools and gadgets necessary to raise a happy and healthy baby—the costs can add up.
Families USA released a report last week that found more than 64.8 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with a pre-existing condition.
Do you have a pre-existing condition? Do you know someone that does? I bet you do-64.8 million Americans under the age of 64 have been diagnosed with a pre-existing condition. Whether it's diabetes, or cancer-all of these conditions and more are considered "pre-existing" by insurance companies and are grounds for charging higher premiums, excluding coverage for your condition, or downright denying you health coverage.
The Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act was a huge victory for the health care justice movement. Now that the law has been ruled constitutional, we can move forward with implementation and make accessible, affordable health care a reality for millions of Americans. But our work won't end there.
What would you do if you got a check in the mail for $150, $500 or even $3,000? I know what I would do-a little happy dance, and then I would put the money toward buying books for my upcoming fall semester.
Ever since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law two years ago, the Republican talking point has consistently been "Repeal and Replace." This phrase has been uttered so much and has been the source of so many bland banners, you'd think each Republican attempt at repealing the law would be accompanied by a replacement health care bill.
As the Supreme Court decision loomed, newspapers published testimonials and letters from the countless people who can directly attest to the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yesterday, we saw a huge victory for these patients, consumers, and family members who otherwise would have faced some sleepless nights. Reviewing these stories sheds light on the true meaning of the Supreme Court decision upholding the critical benefits of the Affordable Care Act.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act. This ruling is a tremendous victory for both American families and the health care justice movement; affirming the constitutionality of the entire law and allowing us to move forward on building a better, fairer health care system.
Despite our opponents' relentless efforts to dismantle the law, President Obama, and thousands of health care justice advocates around the country, have stood behind the Affordable Care Act and pressed forward with its implementation.