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  • 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    Last Friday, due to public outcry and increasing pressure, the bill to repeal Obamacare was withdrawn.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.

  • Obamacare turns five

    Take a moment to celebrate your hard work—and the millions of people who health care reform has helped.

    No more pre-existing conditions. No more lifetime caps. Quality, affordable health care for millions of Americans. What a difference five years can make!

  • ICYMI: Obamacare enrollment is back!

    The health care marketplace is open again for all Americans.

    It's here! The health insurance marketplace is open once again for all Americans looking to get covered.

    Millions of Americans still need to get health insurance—they need to hear about this opportunity right now. So we're calling in Team Obamacare.

    Make sure everyone in your life knows the health care marketplace is open again for all Americans.

  • Say you'll do your part for Obamacare

    Say you'll do your part for Obamacare

    It's all hands on deck starting November 15th.

    The other side is good at scaring people about Obamacare. And they've shown they're willing to spend millions to convince people not to sign up.

    That's what we're up against when the health insurance marketplace opens again on November 15th. It'll be all hands on deck to spread the truth and help people get covered. Are you on board to fight back?

  • We made history, but we're not stopping there

    I have one question for you: Are you in?

    Thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers across the country, 10 million people gained health coverage during the marketplace’s first annual open enrollment period—including my daughter.