Obamacare Achievements Celebrated on Anniversary as Republican-Led Congress Considers Hastily Concocted Trumpcare
WASHINGTON, DC, March 22, 2017—The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is celebrating the 7th anniversary of the enactment of Obamacare with a call to action urging members of Congress to stop Trumpcare, the so-called American Health Care Act, a bill that if made law would deprive tens of millions of quality affordable health care.
“The Affordable Care Act has expanded access to healthcare for millions of people in the U.S. It’s the reason: young people can remain covered by their parent’s health insurance until they’re 26; insurance companies can no longer impose a lifetime cap on coverage benefits; people living with HIV or other chronic conditions aren’t being refused healthcare coverage because of a preexisting condition; contraception and other forms of preventative care are available without a copay; and it ensures that anyone who faces discrimination in a healthcare or insurance setting because of sex, which includes gender identity, can appeal,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.
“In contrast, Trumpcare, the so-called American Health Care Act, unlike its name suggests would deprive tens of millions of people of health care. This would create a devastating setback and erase incredible gains in health and wellbeing among so many. Many would return to relying on emergency rooms for health care, costing taxpayers millions of dollars and ensuring that our country continues to have the world’s most expensive health care system,” said Carey.
To learn more about the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund’s legislative and policy advocacy work, check out the guide on “10 Key LGBTQ Health Advocacy Issues:” http://thetaskforceactionfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/10-key-lgbtq-health-advocacy-issues.pdf
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