In Texas v. United States, 18 states are asking unelected federal judges to repeal the ACA, the most significant domestic policy legislation enacted by Congress in generations. If this suit succeeds, millions of families in America will lose health coverage and affordable access to essential health care.
In this July 10, 2019 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Frederick Isasi, Executive Director at Families USA, discusses the disastrous effects on families across this nation if federal judges choose to strike down the Affordable Care Act in the Texas v. United States lawsuit.
If the Texas vs. United States lawsuit overturns the Affordable Care Act, the veterans who become completely uninsured as a result will outnumber the entire U.S. Army and Marine Corps combined.
People with pre-existing conditions, low-income consumers, and others would not fare well under the continuous coverage provisions contained in both Speaker Paul Ryan’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and other Republican health care proposals.
Learn how new rules implemented by the Trump Administration will affect marketplaces and what individual states can do to respond.
Yesterday, the Trump administration announced drastic funding cuts for outreach and enrollment. This deliberate effort to sabotage the health care law follows previous efforts to reduce marketplace enrollment by slashing advertising funding.
The cuts amount to a 90 percent reduction for marketplace advertisement funding and a 42 percent reduction in funding for Healthcare.gov. Navigator funding alone is being cut from $62.5 million to $36.8 million!
Comments on Trump Administration Proposed Section 1557 Rules: Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities
Families USA submitted comments to urge HHS to withdraw the Trump administration’s proposed rule to undermine nondiscrimination protections under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
On Monday, August 12, the Trump administration finalized a cruel regulation that will force families to choose between being together or obtaining necessary services. The "Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds" rule will jeopardize the ability of immigrants to enter the U.S. or become permanent residents if they are eligible for, or could become eligible for, essential health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare subsidies, along with other programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).