The ACA helped reduce longstanding racial disparities in coverage rates, improving health care access for communities of color across the board. Destroying the ACA would be especially harmful as the country is still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately devastated Black communities nationwide.
HEADLINES: Trump Administration Blasted for Moving Forward with Lawsuit to Overturn the ACA During Coronavirus Pandemic and “Bottomless Pinocchio” Lie About Protecting People with Pre-Existing Conditions
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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.
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.
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.
Democrats’ Bill to Strengthen the ACA Unveiled One Day Before Trump and Republican AGs File Briefs in Support of Lawsuit to Overturn the Law
AARP: Before ACA’s Protections, Discrimination Against Those With Pre-Existing Conditions, Age Rating, And Annual And Lifetime Caps Made Accessing Health Care Out Of Reach For Older Adults.
The Northern Forest Center today announced 10 towns and organizations that will receive $302,000 collectively to improve outdoor recreation opportunities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
We have reached a critical point for the future of American health care and the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On June 25th, Trump’s Department Of Justice (DOJ) and Republican-led states are submitting their briefs in support of California v. Texas, the lawsuit seeking to strike down the ACA. If President Trump and Republicans have their way, 20 million Americans will lose their insurance coverage, 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions will be stripped of their protections, and costs will go up for millions. The consequences of the lawsuit for America’s health care are particularly devastating at a time the country is gripped by the coronavirus crisis which threatens the health and safety of the entire nation.