In Case You Missed It: New Hampshire Advocates, Legislators Mark 10 Years of Affordable Care Act Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
For the past week, advocates and legislators in New Hampshire have been highlighting the Affordable Care Act and the improvements it has had on Americans’ health care in the ten years since it became law.
On Monday, Protect Our Care New Hampshire held a press call with advocates to discuss Granite Staters’ continued need for a strong Affordable Care Act, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic. All four members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation also released statements emphasizing the importance of the ACA and the need to protect it from partisan attacks, including the Texas v. United States lawsuit.
Advocates celebrate 10 years of Obamacare, seek special enrollment to deal with COVID-19 // New Hampshire Union Leader
Health care advocates and the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation urged the Trump administration to drop its lawsuit to repeal Obamacare as it marked its 10-year anniversary Monday.
Dr. Randy Hayes, a retired physician and spokesman for the liberal Kent Street Coalition, said New Hampshire and other states that expanded Medicaid have had better outcomes for their citizens than states that have failed to do so. “It would be irrational to continue the lawsuit and end health care to the millions who have received it,” Hayes said.
Affordable Care Act hits 10-year mark // Nashua Telegraph
U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan also lauded the ACA, while noting the importance of access to health care during the coronavirus outbreak.
“As our country grapples with the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, access to quality health insurance could not be more important,” Hassan said. “Since its passage 10 years ago, the Affordable Care Act has been critical for expanding quality, affordable health coverage to millions of Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions.”
In a pair of op-eds, Protect Our Care New Hampshire highlighted how Granite Staters have benefited from the ACA over the past decade and the importance of protections guaranteed by the ACA during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Saving ACA more critical with new virus // The Conway Daily Sun
For 10 years, the Affordable Care Act has ensured that Granite Staters, including the 300,000-plus who live with a pre-existing condition, have access to quality, affordable health care. Now more than ever, as the United States grapples with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we must all work to protect our health care against partisan attacks.
My Turn: Especially now, Granite Staters rely on the ACA // Concord Monitor
For 10 years the Affordable Care Act has helped keep Americans healthy and financially stable, but despite the incredible progress made under the law, the law is in real danger today. Relentless attacks on our health care have left our country ill-equipped to contain the spread of coronavirus and help those already infected recover from the illness.