Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Americans have health coverage options and help to afford coverage that they can rely on. California led the nation in expanding Medicaid, giving working families subsidies in Covered California in order to afford private insurance, preventing people from being denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions, letting young people stay on their parent's insurance until age 26, and much more.
But we must remain vigilant. Despite the failure of their first attempt, the president and the Republican majority in Congress including many congressional representatives from California have promised to take the ACA apart, even if it means more narrow attacks on critical protections on reproductive health, Medicaid and children's health.
Join us and our partners in the #Fight4OurHealth. Keep up the momentum and find out how you can get involved below:
Together with our community partners, we are building the movement to make single-payer health care a reality in the state. Medical care is still too expensive for many and the current system leaves people out. But hard facts alone do not win over the people and their representatives. We need your story, we need your voice. Take a moment to full out our survey, and share with us your health care experience.
Millions of people who have come to rely on the ACA are making their voices heard at townhall events around the country, urging their representatives not to dismantle this lifesaving law. Are you one of them? Do you know someone who is? Find your local townhall here.
Sometimes, we need to encourage constituents of other elected officials to join the fight.
LEARN THE FACTS
Learn more about the issue and find some handy talking points to take with you to local townhalls and meetings and to use when calling your Congressional representatives.
- Talking points on Affordable Care Act (.pdf)
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