January 18, 2011
In one of their very first official acts, the new Republican House leadership will hold a vote on Wednesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health reform law enacted last year. Tell your U.S. representative to vote NO on repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Rather than working on a real plan to fix the economy and create jobs in 2011, Republican leaders in Congress are focused on letting the insurance industry pursue their profits, leaving us with fewer choices and little recourse. If the law were repealed, insurance companies would once again be able to:
- Deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions
- Terminate coverage for those who get sick
- Deny coverage to women because they are pregnant
- Seniors would lose new guarantees including free preventive care and lower cost prescription drugs.
- Parents would lose the ability to keep their adult children on their health care plans.
- Small business owners would lose tax credits that help them provide coverage for their workers.
- Workers would lose the freedom to change jobs without worrying about losing health care coverage.
You fought hard to enact real health care reform — now you need to fight hard to keep it. Tell your representative to get to work on the economy instead of unraveling a law that will benefit millions of Americans and keep insurance companies in check.