Repealing Obamacare would be a personal catastrophe for tens of millions of Americans and their families.LET'S GO
WHY OBAMACARE MATTERS
Passing health care reform was an historic achievement that has improved the lives of families across the country, many of whom had never had access to quality coverage before. Under Obamacare, 20 million more Americans have gained health care coverage, the nation’s uninsured rate is at an all-time low, and health care costs are rising at their slowest rate in 50 years.
Because of Obamacare, no American can be discriminated against because of a pre-existing condition. The days of lifetime caps on coverage are gone. Insurance companies can no longer cancel someone’s plan just because they get sick—and more Americans than ever before have the peace of mind that comes along with being covered.
But right now, some in Congress are rushing to repeal the law—a callous and irresponsible move that puts partisan politics ahead of the health, well-being, and economic security of the American people. The stakes couldn’t be higher. That's why we still need to stand up and make our voices heard.
THE RUSH TO REPEAL WOULD BE A CATASTROPHE
Repealing Obamacare would be a personal catastrophe for tens of millions of Americans who have done nothing wrong. Their lives and livelihoods are hanging in the balance. These are real people—parents, children, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. They are women who need prenatal care to have healthy babies. They are sons and daughters who need chemotherapy to fight cancer. They are kids who need inhalers to keep asthma attacks at bay.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have coverage, and the uninsured rate is at an all-time low.
Health care experts across the political spectrum, including doctors and nurses, have issued stark warnings that repealing Obamacare would throw the entire American health care system into chaos. Groups like the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association are sounding the alarm.
Americans are already seeing the results: a historic expansion of health care, with costs now growing at the slowest rate in 50 years.
We can’t go back to a time when millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions could once again be denied health care, when insurance companies cut off care because of lifetime or annual limits, or when women were charged more just for being women.
It doesn’t have to happen. But it’s going to take all of us standing up and making our voices—and our stories—heard loud and clear.Join this fight
PROTECTING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Repeal isn’t just a talking point. It would have real, devastating consequences. Millions of people now rely on the quality, affordable health care guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act. Repeal would mean pulling the rug out from under them. And repeal would mean that every American with health insurance would lose the stronger protections guaranteed by the law—protections like those that prevent insurance companies dropping coverage right when you need it most.
Instead of pursuing the small business careers of their choice, repeal would mean that people like Sam and Rebecca would have to risk putting their dreams on hold—they would be dependent on the access to health insurance provided by a less fulfilling job. Repeal would mean that Americans, like Amy, who happen to have a pre-existing condition, could be denied coverage again.
This is what repeal would mean, and this is why health care reform matters. This is a life or death issue for many Americans. Share your story about how the Affordable Care Act has benefited you.Read more stories
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