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.
Iowa has asked the federal government to approve a proposal to make troubling changes to its marketplace that will increase coverage costs for low- and middle-income Iowans. It essentially takes federal funds intended to help people afford the cost of health insurance and uses them to pay insurance companies and to offer subsidies to relatively high-income people. The risky and harmful proposal fails to meet key requirements and should be rejected.
Contrary to GOP claims, the Senate health care repeal bill would dramatically increase deductibles, rather than lower them. See what this means for Wisconsin.
With House Republicans trying to revive their disastrous bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it’s time to once again remind lawmakers that we are paying attention.
Opponents in Congress were unable to repeal the law because the American people - along with a bipartisan majority in Congress - want to keep the law’s protections and key components. Members of Congress must hear this simple message: Do not take away our care. Stop trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid. Move on.
Just as with the first two versions of the Senate health bill, the latest version would devastate insurance coverage, gut the Medicaid program and dramatically increase deductibles and out of pocket costs.
Just as with earlier versions, the latest iteration of the Senate's Affordable Care Act repeal bill would devastate insurance coverage, gut the Medicaid program, and dramatically increase deductibles and out of pocket costs.
New additions include fewer protections for those with pre-existing conditions, a complete restructuring of Medicaid, and more. Read our analysis to learn more.
Access to quality health coverage and care is essential to living a healthy life. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare), has helped provide coverage to 20 million Americans, including 6 million Latinos since implementation of the law in 2013. These gains have been especially important to the Latino community. The uninsured rate for Latino adults under age 65 has declined by over 40 percent—from 43.2 percent in 2010 to 24.5 percent in 2016—the largest decline of any demographic group.
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.
Louisiana Deductibles Skyrocket under the Senate Bill to “Repeal and Replace” the Affordable Care Act
Contrary to GOP claims, the Senate health care repeal bill would dramatically increase deductibles, rather than lower them. See what this means for Louisiana.
See how the repeal bill currently making its way through Congress will affect lower-income families.