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Why I'm speaking up on Obamacare

For years, I didn't know what was wrong with my health. Thanks to Obamacare, I'm getting the care I need.

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  • 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.

  • "I thought for sure this was going to bankrupt us."

    Even though Lynette is fighting cancer for the second time, Obamacare has allowed her to focus on getting well—not on whether or not she can afford treatment.

    Fighting cancer is hard enough—you shouldn't have to worry about whether or not your insurance plan covers the treatments that will save your life.

    Lynette from Las Vegas shares her story and how, like so many Americans, the Affordable Care Act has helped her get the treatments she needs to fight for her life -- and prevented her family from going into bankruptcy.

  • A handful of stories, out of millions

    Tens of millions of American families rely on the protections guaranteed by Obamacare. Here are a few of those stories, told in their own words.

    It can be easy to lose track of what's really at stake when listening to talk about policy issues, especially when those issues are as complex and nuanced as the conversations around health care and insurance markets.

    What's at stake is the human impact of repeal.

    Let's put aside the numbers for a moment and take a look at a handful of stories—out of the millions—from real people benefiting from Obamacare.

  • Get the facts: Truth Team Digest

    A special-edition deep-dive into likely consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act.

    Less than a week into their new session, congressional leaders are already taking steps to repeal Obamacare. Let's look a little more closely at what repeal would mean.

    Plus a couple of things you can do right now to make your voice heard on this issue.

  • What if they repeal Obamacare? Then what?

    Millions of Americans will be negatively impacted by the repeal of Obamacare. Here is one family's story.

    How is my family going to respond to this?

    Debby from Philadelphia, PA, reflects on Congress' plans to repeal Obamacare, potentially ripping access to quality, affordable health care away from millions of families—including her own.

    Our legislators should be working to help more Americans, not throwing our health care system into chaos.

    Read Debby's story.

  • Not just resolutions

    This movement is full of change-makers. We're bold. We fight for progress. And that's exactly what we need right now as we head into 2017.

    You know what's actually really awesome about this time of year?

    Knowing that OFA supporters aren't just making resolutions—they're out there making a difference.

    This time of year, I see it in full force, when stories flood in from people whose lives have literally been saved by being able to get health coverage through Obamacare—and from the OFA volunteers who are helping make that happen.

  • 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!

  • President Obama: Help defend the Affordable Care Act

    11.4 million Americans signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

    Folks like you fought for health care reform, and as a result, we've made undeniable progress in helping a growing number of people every day. But that's not stopping the other side from trying to repeal our efforts—take a stand to defend the Affordable Care Act today.

  • 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.