Protect our health care! Tell Congress to oppose the ACA Repeal Bill!
May 2, 2017
Dear LULAC Friend:
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, approximately 20 million people have gained healthcare coverage, including over 6 million Latinos.
Despite this progress, Congress is scrambling to find the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and strip millions of Latinos of their health care coverage. Republican leaders are pushing the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that would repeal signature pieces of the ACA.
According to a previous estimate by the Congressional Budget Office, the AHCA would result in an estimated 14 million people losing coverage and a 15-20 percent rise in insurance premiums. In addition, the report claimed that the bill would reduce the deficit by $337 billion over the next decade, with the bulk of those savings due to decreased financial assistance for low-income families who need help paying for insurance coverage.
The bill has already been rejected once last month when Congressional leaders postponed a vote after failing to garner enough support. This week, they are at it again following a deal with the the House "Freedom Caucus", composed of some of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives, who have agreed to support the bill in exchange for language in the bill that would make it easier for states to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and drop key health services like maternity and pediatric care.
TAKE ACTION: Protect our health care! Tell Congress to oppose the ACA Repeal Bill!
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.