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  • Something to celebrate

    We've worked tirelessly to implement and then defend Obamacare—and today's win shows that

    After years of defending the undeniable progress we've made, today marks a major victory for our movement.

  • They said they had a better plan. They don't.

    Senate leaders' repeal bill doesn't come close to measuring up to Obamacare.

    For Former Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton, the fight for affordable health care was personal. Now, he's speaking out against attempts to repeal the law helping millions get quality care.

  • "Mean"

    Taking healthcare away from our country's Veterans to serve the needs of the wealthy is not just "mean"—it is unacceptable.

    Repealing Obamacare eliminates health benefits that our Veterans deserve.

  • Who this hurts

    Repealing Obamacare would devastate millions of Americans—including those who need our help the most.

    Jamie Lee Curtis is standing up for the millions of women and children who rely on Medicaid.

  • Left in the dark

    There's only one way to make good legislation: to let the light shine in.

    Senator Brian Schatz and his colleagues in the Senate are speaking out against Obamacare opponents' disastrous bill.

  • Wealthcare

    The House bill to repeal Obamacare is unimaginably cruel—we can't let it go any farther.

    What they did was pathetic. And we have to do everything we can to make sure their garbage bill never becomes law.

  • The most basic truth

    Every single person is impacted by health issues at some point in their lives.

    Congress' decisions on our health care affect every single American. We must collectively decide to care for one another, and our policies should reflect that.

  • Health care is a right

    ...not a privilege for the wealthy few.

    I will fight every single attempt to turn a deaf ear, a blind eye, and a cold shoulder to the sick, to our seniors, and to working families. I will fight every day, every hour, every minute, and every second. And you should keep fighting too.

  • A message from Jim Messina: What the defeat of the repeal bill means

    Two months ago, this was unimaginable. Don't ever let anyone tell you organizing doesn't matter.

    Last Friday, due to public outcry and increasing pressure, the bill to repeal Obamacare was withdrawn. This win reaffirms that when we stand up for what's right, we can overcome remarkable odds. That when we organize, speak out, and take action, Washington hears our message loud and clear.

  • Mercy

    Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy reflects on mercy and its role in the U.S. health care system in a special message to OFA supporters.

    There is no mercy in a system that makes health care a luxury. There is no mercy in a country that turns its back on those that are most in need of protection: the elderly, the poor, the sick, and the suffering.

    Speaker Ryan's health care bill is no act of mercy. It is an act of malice.

  • Doctor's note: Obamacare is working. Improve it, don't repeal it.

    Millions of hard-working Americans can finally afford insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. Let's fix it, not destroy it.

    I care for a variety of patients, including many hard-working Mainers who previously took a chance with their health by forgoing coverage because of the unaffordable deductibles and premiums. They were just too expensive.

    Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed, I now see patients every day who are finally able to get care for chronic medical conditions (like high blood pressure and diabetes) and ...

  • Make recess count

    Members of Congress are on recess and back in their home districts this week. If you're planning to meet with them, we've got a guide to help you out.

    If you're planning to attend a community meeting with your elected officials this week while Congress is on recess, do it right—check out OFA's Recess Toolkit to help you make the biggest impact.

  • It's adding up

    Here's how OFA volunteers are moving the needle on the fight to protect Obamacare. (And this is just from January. More to come.)

    From phonebanks and letters-to-the-editor writing parties to media events and marches, OFA volunteers are taking action in all kinds of ways to defend the progress of Obamacare. Take a look at how they're organizing and mobilizing to meet the moment—not just in the short term, but for as long as necessary to protect access to affordable, quality coverage for millions of Americans.

  • This is Isaac. This is his story.

    Obamacare saved my son's life—and I know he's not the only one.

    Before turning one, my son Isaac spent 11 months in the intensive care unit and underwent 14 major surgeries to address a congenital defect—then, right before he came home in 2009, we learned that he was close to reaching the lifetime cap our health insurance company had set. They were going to end his coverage before he could even walk.

    This is how Obamacare changed all that.

  • Share your Obamacare story

    How has Obamacare helped you? What has it meant for you and your family?

    Since Obamacare became law, more than 20 million Americans have gained coverage, and the uninsured rate is the lowest it's ever been.

    Before the law, people with pre-existing conditions could be charged exorbitant prices or denied coverage altogether. Insurance companies could put lifetime caps on how much care they would pay if you got sick. And women could be charged more for coverage, just because they were women.

    But Obamacare changed that. Americans across the country and their families have gained access to quality, affordable care.

    Are you one of them? Your experience matters—share your story now to help stand up for Obamacare.

  • Michelle Obama: 20 million people covered

    Michelle Obama: 20 million people covered

    We've come a long way in the push for affordable health care—and millions have gained important and necessary coverage. Read the First Lady's message to OFA supporters about why we can't slow down now.

    It's been six years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law and we've come a long way in ensuring that more Americans are getting access to affordable, quality care.

    Take a look at a message that First Lady Michelle Obama wrote to OFA supporters, reflecting on how far we've come and the work that's still ahead.

  • The Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

    Today was a good day for millions of Americans—but opponents of health care reform won't just stop now.

    Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the defendants in the King v. Burwell case, effectively upholding subsidies that make health care affordable and accessible to millions of Americans who would otherwise be uninsured.

    But there are those who will stop at nothing to roll back the progress we've made.

    Let's take a moment to celebrate—and then keep working to help millions more get covered.

    Stand with the team working to expand, not restrict, access to health care.