Thursday, January 6, 2011

TELL CONGRESS: Don't Go Backwards on Health Care Reform!

As you know, I am a strong supporter of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act. The League of Women Voters emailed me just now and I couldn't have said it better myself:
In the next few days, the House is scheduled to vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the comprehensive health care reform law passed by the last Congress and signed into law by President Obama. The Affordable Care Act is a major step forward in health care for all. It has already made a difference by improving health care access and coverage for millions of Americans. Repealing it now would be a tragic step in the wrong direction.

Tell your Representative to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

In just the past few months, the Affordable Care Act has brought about positive changes: children are no longer denied coverage for pre-exisiting conditions, insurers can no longer impose lifetime limits on coverage, adult children can stay on their parents' health plans up until age 26,and, as of this month, Medicare recipients can have a number of preventive and well-care services without being charged a deductible, co-pay, or coinsurance.

As provisions of the Affordable Care Act continue to be implemented, more and more Americans will have health care coverage while health care costs are reduced for individuals, businesses and communities.

TAKE ACTION!

1. Contact your Representative now. You can also call your Representative at 202-225-3121. Ask your Representative not to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to stand firm in support of this law which extends coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.

2. Send this alert to other concerned citizens - your grassroots network, your friends and coworkers. Encourage them to contact their elected leaders.

To read the LWV's position on health care reform, click here.

We MUST let our elected representatives know how we feel on this important issue!