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Secure Health Care for All

The 2010 federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) put America on the path to quality and affordable health care for all.  Over the years the law has faced a multitude of legal and political challenges from opponents seeking to overturn its new health insurance regulations, consumer protections, and coverage expansions.  The NPA is actively working to ensure that these protections and coverage expansions guaranteed through the ACA are built upon, not dismantled.

Stop New Attack on ACA!
Call Your Senators at (202) 224-3121

The tax fight in Congress is now officially a health care fight. Yesterday, Senate Republicans announced that within their harmful plan to cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations, they are now attempting to repeal a key part of the Affordable Care Act. Senate Republicans are aiming to eliminate coverage for millions by repealing the individual mandate.

The Senate is taking important procedural steps on this bill this week and a vote for final passage is planned for immediately after Thanksgiving week.

Call your Senators at (202) 224-3121.
Tell them to oppose any tax package that increases the deficit or that decreases the number of people with health insurance, including by repealing the individual mandate.

In this latest act of health care sabotage, Congressional Republicans are proposing to fund tax cuts by ending the individual mandate requirement under the Affordable Care Act. This policy would lead to devastating health care outcomes:

  • 13 million people would lose coverage
  • Premiums would increase by 10 percent
  • 5 million fewer people would be enrolled in Medicaid

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Senators Alexander & Murray
introduce bipartisan
“Individual Market Stabilization Bill”

This bipartisan agreement would:

  • Restore cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers for two years
  • Partially restore marketplace outreach and enrollment funding for two year
  • Allow for sale of very high-deductible “catastrophic” plans
  • Change to 1332 marketplace waivers

Link to bill summary
Link to bill text
See Co-sponsors here

Call Your Senators at (202) 224-3121

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“Medicare for All Act of 2017″

introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders with 16 Senate Co-Sponsors

Tell Bernie why you support Medicare for all
Invitation to provide brief video testimony (1-2 minutes) with your story about the United States health care system and why you support a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system. Upload an unlisted video to YouTube and share the link with Senator Sanders office.

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Write a Letter to the Editor or a post for the NPA Blog (see fact sheets below)

Useful Resources

Defending Health Care in 2017: What’s at Stake?, Families USA  includes State Fact Sheets

Estimating the Impact of Repealing the ACA on Hospitals – a joint report from the Federation of American Hospitals and the American Hospital Association (see Executive Summary on page 3 – “reversal of coverage would represent an unprecedented public health crisis“)

Medicaid Impact

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