Earlier this month, the US House passed a version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the AHCA could leave 23 million without insurance by 2026, reduce protections for patients and families, and increase premiums and out-of-pocket costs for those who need health care the most, such as heart and stroke patients. Congress must do better!
The bill is now under consideration in the Senate and we are working on both sides of the aisle to make sure our Senators know what is at stake. If they are going to seriously undertake health reform, they must do so in a way that protects access to comprehensive care.
And we need your help!
Our most powerful tool to influence lawmakers are personal stories from advocates like you, who rely on insurance and are worried about proposed changes made by the AHCA. Will you share your story with us today?
Every story is powerful.
- Maybe you’re the parent of a child with a congenital heart defect and you’re worried that their pre-existing condition might make it harder for them to get insurance as an adult?
- Perhaps you rely on your state’s Medicaid program and are concerned about potential benefit cuts in the future.
- Or you just had a heart attack or stroke and are unsure if you're insurance will cover all your needs?
- Do you remember what it was like before the Affordable Care Act when you were not able to get coverage – no matter what you were willing to pay?
If you have a story to tell, we want to hear it. They truly do make a difference. Will you tell your story today?