Action Alert: Join the Fight to Support the Affordable Care Act and Reject Repeal Efforts
March 7, 2011
Later this month we will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the nation's most significant expansion of health care coverage ever. But our celebration may be short-lived, as the vital protections and reforms in the new law are under attack by members of Congress who want to repeal or defund the entire bill or strip away key provisions.
What's at stake? Earlier and expanded access to Medicaid coverage; affordable access to private insurance; the end to private insurer discriminatory practices; investments in innovative approaches to public health and prevention; increased resources for HIV testing; increased access to comprehensive medical home care; and reduced drug costs under Medicare Part D.
Sign on to support the ACA and reject repeal efforts! We need you to help us gather 1,000 individual signatures by March 17.
Sign the petition for organizations.
Full enactment of the Affordable Care Act is critical to meet and exceed the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy of reducing HIV incidence, improving access to care, and reducing HIV-related disparities.
Don't let Congress set us back. More than 500,000 people with HIV without reliable access to HIV care are depending on it as part of the 32 million who stand to gain health coverage under ACA.
The petitions are sponsored by the HIV Health Care Access Working Group of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership. They will be distributed to Congressional members on March 23rd to commemorate the ACA one-year anniversary.
This article was provided by Housing Works. It is a part of the publication Housing Works AIDS Issues Update. Visit Housing Works' website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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