In the five years since the Affordable Care Act became law, Republicans have waged an all-out war to repeal all or parts of the historic law that has given millions of American access to lifesaving healthcare for the first time.
What's worse, even though they have voted 56 times to repeal it, Republicans have not offered a plausible proposal to strengthen or improve the law or lower American's healthcare costs.
Whether through an act of Congress, or through repeated lawsuits in the nation's courts, Republicans are putting politics over the health of Americans.
The current case of King v. Burwell soon to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court is just the latest example of attempts by extremist Republicans to throw our healthcare system into a tail spin. If successful, single parents, small business owners and older adults, would lose the tax credits that make purchasing healthcare premiums within reach. Hardworking women and men would go back to living in fear of the one accident or illness that would force them into medical bankruptcy.
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For two decades, SEIU members have been on the front lines of getting the law passed, and have continued to promote and protect the Affordable Care Act which is:
- Delivering affordable healthcare options that fit the needs of working families.
- Protecting individuals from being denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition, such as high blood pressure or asthma, and cannot have their coverage dropped if they get sick.
- Improving access to care for all communities--especially communities of color.
- Making our hospitals more financially secure, freeing more funds that can be invested in patient care and educating and training front-line hospital workers.
Let's not go back to the time when insurance companies called all the shots and healthcare was unaffordable for tens of millions of hardworking Americans. It's time to put a stop to the Republican onslaught on Obamacare, and get on with the business of making sure healthcare continues to become more accessible and affordable for everyone, regardless of where they live or what they do for a living.