Moving Forward on Ensuring Affordable Care for All
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare means that tens of millions of Americans will continue to benefit from this historic achievement. Millions of families already benefit from the law. Children with pre-existing conditions will not be denied coverage. Children up to the age of 26 can remain on their parents’ health care policies. Millions of seniors can continue to depend on free cancer screenings and help with their prescription drug costs. When fully implemented, insurance companies will no longer be able to deny anyone coverage because of pre-existing conditions. It is time for Republican leaders in Congress to stop their campaign to undermine these reforms.
- Fact Sheet: House Budget Threatens Medicare
- Fact Sheet: Medicaid In the Balance
- Fact Sheet: Health Insurance Exchanges
- AFSCME Members and Health Reform: What Does It Mean for You?
- For Retirees, Much to Like in Health Care Law
- Retirees and Health Reform: Frequently Asked Questions
- Fact Sheet: Coverage of Preventative Services
- Fact Sheet: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
- Fact Sheet: Early Retiree Reinsurance Program
- Fact Sheet: Extension of Dependent Coverage to Age 26
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- Apr 09 Big Pharma Pockets $711 Billion in Profits by Price-Gouging Taxpayers and Seniors The pharmaceutical industry derived much of that profit from price-gouging the Medicare.... (Health Care for America Now)
- Mar 14 The Ryan Budget Includes Devastating Health Care Cost Increases for Seniors—Again The misguided budget proposes replacing traditional Medicare benefits for seniors with a voucher …. (Center for American Progress)
- Oct 16 The Truth About Medicare The Affordable Care Act does not cut a single benefit or add a single penny... (Nancy Pelosi Special to CNN)
- Sep 14 Fewer Uninsured People Repealing health care reform or shrinking Medicaid, as many Republicans want to do, would be... (New York Times)
- Aug 23 Health Law Gives Medicare Fraud Fighters New Weapons Fraud squads that look for Medicare scams have new weapons from Affordable Care Act. (NPR)
- Jul 27 Want to Protect Medicare? Reduce Deficits in a Balanced Way Reducing deficits almost entirely by cutting programs, with little or no new revenues, would likely... (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
- Jul 26 Medicaid Expansion May Lower Death Rates, Study Says A new study found when states expanded their Medicaid programs fewer people died. (NEW YORK TIMES)
- Jul 23 Working poor stand at center of Medicaid debate Without a Medicaid expansion, the state's working poor will continue relying on emergency rooms —... (BUSINESSWEEK)
- Jul 17 States saying no to ‘Obamacare’ could see downside States that reject the law's Medicaid expansion risk leaving behind many of their low-income residents.... (Associated Press)
- Jul 17 Health Insurance Prices For Women Set To Drop Under the health care overhaul, insurers can’t charge women higher premiums than men. (NPR)
- Jul 12 Health care repeal effort: Worth the time? (Video) The Republican repeal effort has taken up at least 80 hours on the House floor,... (CBS)
- Jul 10 The Affordable Care Act has made the U.S. health-care system stronger The Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act was a turning point in the... (Washington Post )
- May 22 Elected Officials Come Out In Support of UC Workers on Strike AFSCME Local 3299 members are on their second day demanding improved patient care at UC hospitals. (Blog)
- May 16 California Interpreters Push State for More Trained Interpreters Over the next five years, 3 million Californians will require language assistance in health care. (Blog)
- May 09 AFSCME Nurses Leave DC Ready to Organize The 14th National Nurses Congress brought together nursing professionals from across the country. (Blog)
- May 09 UC Hospital Workers to Strike for Their Patients and Families Misguided priorities are undermining patient care in California’s fourth largest healthcare delivery system. (Blog)
- May 06 Your Story Can Make a Difference The work you do every day makes a difference. So do your stories. Share your story at www.afscme.org/story. (Blog)
- Mar 07 Shutdown of New Jersey Centers Likely to Upset Lives of Most Vulnerable AFSCME is leading an active coalition to keep the Woodbridge and North Jersey developmental centers open. (Blog)
- Feb 08 Cuts in Mental-Health Funding Pose Risks for States Spotlight on intersection between mental-health disease and gun violence highlights need for more support. (Blog)
- Jan 31 Governors Who Reject Medicaid Expansion Will Harm Workers, Families Several governors say they will refuse to set up health care purchasing “exchanges.” (Blog)
- Jan 15 Register Now for Dynamic Legislative Conference Want to raise your voice for workers? Come to Washington, DC, and do just that. (Blog)
- Dec 19 AFSCME Retiree, 92, Doesn’t Let Age Slow Activism Rosyln Sims, a former school librarian in Youngstown City, Ohio, has activism in her blood. (Blog)
- Dec 19 Protect Medicare, Protect Nurses Cuts to Medicare would mean job losses for nurses. AFSCME is working to stop them. (Blog)
- Oct 24 America’s Workers Fed Up With Romney’s Say Anything Strategy You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool AFSCME members any time. (Blog)
- Oct 17AFSCME’s Reyes: “Cook Your Own Dinner, Governor Romney”Statement of AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Laura Reyes on the Presidential debate
- Oct 01Meet Richard Hayes. He Picks Up Mitt Romney’s Trash.AFSCME launches campaign featuring public workers who service Mitt Romney’s La Jolla, Calif., neighborhood
- Sep 20AFSCME Letter to House Opposing H.R. 1206The so-called Access to Professional Health Insurance Advisors Act would weaken incentives for insurers to operate in an efficient manner.