AffordableCare Act

ACA’s transformational reforms provide universal health care for all Americans. Children will no longer be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, young adults can stay on their parents’ health plans as dependents until age 26, Medicare participants will have annual check-ups and mammograms, and many uninsured Americans will now have health care coverage.
  • The League is dedicated to ensuring access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans. We believe that all Americans should have access to a basic level of care, including disease prevention, primary care (including prenatal and reproductive health), acute long-term care, mental health care and health promotion and education.

  • Urge your Senator to vote "NO" on Graham-Cassidy
    Urge your Senator to vote "NO" on Graham-Cassidy

    This could be our last chance to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Next week, the U.S. Senate is gearing up to vote on a new plan to replace the ACA before the end of the month. It’s a last-ditch effort that will harm the American public by cutting health coverage and raising premiums and out of pocket costs for millions.

  • This Hail Mary Attempt to Repeal Obamacare will Harm Millions

    Washington, DC - Senate Republicans introduced yet another health care bill today in a final effort to repeal Obamacare by using a special budget procedure to advance the legislation with a simple majority by the end of September. League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement: 

  • The League joined a letter sent to leadership in the U.S. House and Senate urging them to move past attempts to repeal the ACA and cut the Medicaid program and turn its attention towards bi-partisan policies that would safeguard the stability of health insurance markets for 2018 and beyond. Specifically, the letter asks them to focus on guaranteed funding for cost-sharing reductions, restoring premium stabilization programs and ensuring continued funding for outreach and enrollment assistance.

  • The League joined health care, labor and community organizations by calling on President Trump to commit to providing the cost-sharing reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act.

  • The League opposes the motion to proceed on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which will eliminate affordable quality health care for 22 million Americans by gutting the Affordable Care Act and slashing funding for Medicaid. The League urges Senators to support the parliamentarian’s ruling excluding the defunding of Planned Parenthood from the reconciliation bill.

  • The League joined a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to reject H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act.

  • The League joined a letter urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prioritize outreach and enrollment for limited English proficient persons, persons with disabilities, persons who are younger and others who may need additional assistance in Open Enrollment 4 or Special Enrollment Periods.
  • The League sent a memo to members of the U.S. Senate regarding essential elements that need to be provided for any forthcoming legislation on healthcare.
  • The League sent an updated memo to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The memo reiterates the League's support for quality affordable health care for all American, protections for those with preexisting conditions and prevention of discriminatory costs for women.

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