Let your Representatives in Congress know that you oppose measures to change the Affordable Care Act (ACA) protections. The House GOP leadership has proposed allowing states the right to raise costs of health care and limit service offerings. The revised GOP American Health Care Act (AHCA) repeal bill called the MacArthur Amendment would permit states to:
- Discriminate against older adults and people with pre-existing conditions by charging significantly higher premiums
- Change Essential Health Benefits to reduce insurance coverage for services such as mental health services, substance use disorder services or women’s health services
- Return to imposing annual and lifetime limits on coverage
- End Medicaid expansion that covers millions people
Under the ACA, states already have flexibility to create unique state programs as long as vulnerable populations are protected.
All people deserve the right to have affordable health insurance coverage and access to comprehensive health services. Tell your Representative what health care services matter most to you.