Repealing the Affordable Care Act is a Terrible Idea
It’s been over two years since the Affordable Care Act became law, and almost two weeks since the Supreme Court confirmed that it is, in fact, constitutional. Yet its opponents just can’t accept this reality. This week Congress will vote on repealing the law, even though opponents have no plan of their own to fix the nation’s health system. Repeal is a terrible idea for our nation’s health, as well as our pocketbooks. Here’s why:
First, repeal would harm millions. Healthcare reform has already stopped insurance companies from denying coverage for 17 million children with preexisting conditions. It also eliminated "lifetime caps" for over 100 million people, guaranteeing their coverage will continue, even after a devastating injury or illness. Today, over 3 million young adults have insurance because they can stay on their parent’s plans. And over 86 million Americans have benefited from the law’s guarantee of free preventive services.
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This article was originally published in U.S. News and World Report.
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