Community/Civic Involvement

When millions of Americans have already lost health insurance due to the pandemic, it’s absurd that President Trump is arguing in court that 20 million more Americans should lose their health care. And when millions of Americans who contract the coronavirus join the 135 million Americans with a pre-existing condition, President Trump will also be arguing in court to allow insurance companies to deny them coverage or charge them more. The submission of these briefs from Republican states will put the Trump administration’s politically-motivated lawsuit on full display for the American people in front of the highest court. Read more →

At a time when millions of people are facing the possibility of coronavirus and devastating health care bills, protecting coverage under the ACA is more important than ever. Before the ACA, individual market insurance was out of reach for millions due to pre-existing condition exclusions, coverage loopholes, and skyrocketing premiums. Now, 9 million people benefit from premium tax credits to help lower their health care costs, and everyone purchasing insurance through the marketplaces can have peace of mind knowing they have comprehensive coverage.  Read more →

Health care for children and young adults is especially important as the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. As millions of families have lost their health care as a result of coronavirus-related job losses, the ACA and Medicaid expansion give them a place to turn to for comprehensive, affordable coverage. Research from Georgetown’s Center for Children and Families has already revealed an uptick in children’s Medicaid enrollment during the pandemic.  Read more →

esterday, Rep. Chris Pappas and House Democrats passed the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act” a landmark bill introduced and championed by House Democrats to improve health care for Americans by building on key provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The bill lowers the costs of health insurance by offering increased financial assistance to more people, strengthens protections for pre-existing conditions and improves health care by incentivizing holdout states to expand Medicaid and expanding Medicaid eligibility for mothers 12 months postpartum. Read more →

Ahead of Monday’s House floor vote for the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act,” a landmark bill introduced by House Democrats to improve health care for Americans by building on key provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Protect Our Care is releasing two new fact sheets highlighting how building on the ACA by lowering costs and expanding coverage will help Black and Latino communities across the country. The fact sheets show overwhelming evidence of the Affordable Care Act’s historic contribution to improving health care for communities of color, particularly for Black Americans and Latinos.  Read more →

Late last night, the Trump administration filed their opening Supreme Court brief in their lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The timing of their filing was presumably aimed at avoiding an onslaught of bad press for making such an irresponsible and dangerous argument in favor of ripping health care from 23 million Americans and protections for 135 million with pre-existing conditions in the middle of a pandemic. Reporters however were quick to point out that this was exactly the argument the Trump administration was making, and coverage of the Trump administration’s brief suggests their plan to avoid bad press was wildly unsuccessful.  Read more →

Without the ACA, protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions will be eliminated overnight, and the uninsured rate will increase by 65 percent. Making matters worse, if the ACA is struck down, everyone who contracts the coronavirus could be deemed as having a pre-existing condition and be at the mercy of their insurance companies who could refuse to pay for needed care. It’s critical that Americans understand just what’s at stake if this outrageous and irresponsible lawsuit succeeds. Read more →