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.
New analysis shows that the already enormous cut in Medicaid funding will continue to grow every year.
Mitch McConnell can’t afford to lose Republican votes if he wants to push through the terrible Senate Republican “Better Care Act,” a massive tax cut for the rich masquerading as a health care plan. It’s Mitch McConnell’s Magic Health Elixir guaranteed to provide better care for less.
Several Republican senators know that the bill is bad for their state, so McConnell has tossed in some goodies to give them a better shot at spinning the bill and hiding its massive health care cuts from their constituents.
The ACA extended coverage to millions of previously uninsured and improved affordability and quality of coverage for those who were already covered.
Use this checklist to determine whether the Senate's ACA repeal bill protects those with pre-existing medical conditions.
Efforts in Congress to cut Medicaid jeopardize a critical source of health coverage for veterans. Approximately 1.75 million veterans—nearly 1 in 10—have Medicaid as a source of coverage.
Make no mistake: Decisions made by President Trump and the Republicans in Congress remain the primary threat to the stability of the market and the future of the ACA.
If Republicans in Congress end the ACA's Medicaid expansion or radically change the structure of the Medicaid program by capping or cutting funding, it could severely hurt rural Americans and cripple state economies across the country.
The American Health Care Act is not a suitable replacement for the Affordable Care Act and should be rejected.
The House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cut the Medicaid program would cause immediate and critical problems for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. Repeal would take funding away from federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations that now provide comprehensive health services in Alaska.