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
- Families USA Denounces Proposal to Fund Tax Cuts for the Wealthy by Raising Premiums and Taking Health Insurance Away from Working Families
- Sixteen Patient Consumer Groups: CBO Report Shows Repeal of Individual Mandate Results in 13 Million More Americans Uninsured, Higher Premiums
- Senate Tax Bill Would Add 13 Million to Uninsured to Pay for Tax Cuts of Nearly $100,000 Per Year for the Top 0.1 Percent
- Study: Medicaid Expansion Improves Low-Income Peoples’ Financial Health, Too
- CMS Will Let States Cut Medicaid for People Who Can’t Work
Senators Alexander & Murray
“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
Call Your Senators at (202) 224-3121
- Alexander-Murray Agreement an Important Step Toward Bipartisanship on Health Care, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- What’s in the Alexander-Murray Stabilization Package? Families USA
“Medicare for All Act of 2017″
introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders with 16 Senate Co-Sponsors
- Watch Announcement Press Conference – 9/13/17
- Read bill text
- Executive Summary
- Summary by Title
- Options to Finance
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.
Contact Congress & State Legislators
- Find Your Senators – includes contact info for DC and district offices
- Congressional District Maps
- NPA Guide for the Hesitant: Calling Your Elected Officials
- Lobbying Tips for Physicians: Meeting with Your State & Federal Elected Officials
- Find upcoming Tele-Conferences & Town Hall events in congressional districts around the country at The Town Hall Project
Write a Letter to the Editor or a post for the NPA Blog (see fact sheets below)
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 Works: A State by State Look – resources including an interactive map with state specific data & links to state fact sheet, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
- Cutting Medicaid Would Hurt Veterans, Vote Vets & Families USA
- The Impact of Restructuring Medicaid on Young Children, Zero to Three
- Capping Medicaid: How Per Capita Caps Would Affect Long-Term Services & Supports and Home Care Jobs, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation and Leading Age
- Impact of Per Capita Caps in Medicaid (State Fact Sheets), State Health Reform Assistance Network
- Per Capita Caps in Medicaid: Shifting Health Care Costs to the States, Families USA
- Cutting Medicaid Would Hurt Rural America, Families USA
- Mortality and Access to Care among Adults after State Medicaid Expansions, New England Journal of Medicine
- How Medicaid, CHIP, and the ACA Cover Children, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families & the American Academy of Pediatrics (State Fact Sheets)
- Making Sense Of ‘Invisible Risk Sharing’, Health Affairs Blog
- State High-Risk Pools Failed Consumers in the Past — and Would Again, AARP
- Creation of High-Risk Pools Would Imperil the Most Vulnerable Consumers, Consumers Union
- High-Risk Pools: No Solution for People with Pre-existing Conditions, The Century Foundation
NPA Fact Sheets
- Affordable Care Act Repeal: Impact on Patients & Communities
- Medicaid Block Grants: Unhealthy for Patients, States, and Our Nation
- ACA Impact on Opioid Use Disorder
- Opioid Overdose Deaths Exceed Motor Vehicle Deaths in U.S.
- Become a member of the NPA – Get regular updates on health reform and actions in your area, free resources for you and your practice, and ongoing advocacy training
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Tool-kits for Local Physician Engagement – coming soon!