Don't Repeal the ACA Without an Immediate Replacement
January 10, 2017
From the moment the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, its opponents have been chomping at the bit to repeal it, prioritizing politics over the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans.
The 115th Congress has barely even begun and lawmakers are already well on their way to repealing major sections of the ACA with a little more than an I.O.U. as a replacement. This sort of reckless governance cannot and must not be tolerated. If Congress and the Trump Administration are going to repeal the Affordable Care Act, then they must ensure that people living with and affected by HIV have access to affordable and comprehensive health care coverage and services they need to stay healthy.
We cannot sit idly by as Congress and a new administration take us back to a place where people with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage and health insurers could discriminate based on a person's health or gender. We cannot afford to go back to the days when most people with HIV were denied insurance coverage, could not afford the coverage offered, and did not qualify for Medicaid until they were very poor AND became sick and disabled.
Tell Congress that any repeal of the ACA must be accompanied by a replacement plan that protects people living with HIV and benefits all Americans.
This article was provided by AIDS United. Visit AIDS United's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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