Protecting Our Health Care

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.

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

  • 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)

High-Risk Pools

  • 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

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