Congress has taken the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in both the House and Senate. They are rushing to make major changes that will harm millions of Americans while throwing the U.S. health care system into disarray.
Repealing the ACA without an effective plan to replace it is unacceptable. An analysis done by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that 32 million Americans will lose health insurance, premiums will double and out of pocket costs will sky-rocket. Access to adequate, affordable coverage for people with pre-existing conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease could be endangered. Young adults would no longer be covered under their parent’s plans, and women could face discriminatory rates.
Being a woman should not be a reason for paying higher premiums. Congress needs a plan that will provide quality coverage before they repeal the ACA.
The League is committed to ensuring that Americans have the coverage and access to care that they need to take care of themselves and their families. The League will not stand by while members of Congress dismantle protections for the health and well-being of the American public.
It is critical that you tell Congress that now is not the time to take away health care protections and coverage without an effective plan that will assure we have affordable, quality health insurance. Stand with the League today and tell Congress that they cannot repeal the ACA without a comprehensive plan to provide health coverage for all Americans.
President, League of Women Voters
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