Affordable health care for Americans
Affordable healthcare and affordable insurance should be a staple in our country. All Americans should have access to quality affordable health care and affordable insurance.
The most important thing a person can protect is themselves and their family. If the affordable care act is fully repealed then 30 million Americans will be without protection. Protecting Medicare and Medicaid from extreme proposals that reduce long-term care coverage and drives up premiums are paramount.
Furthermore we must preserve and strengthen Medicare through financial security without substantial new costs on beneficiaries or damaging structural changes. Our goal is to expand the choice of high-quality health plans and delivery systems, new preventive benefits, and new protections against fraud and abuse.
We will improve access to home and community-based care, protect nursing home coverage under Medicaid/Medicaid and ensure private long-term-care insurance standards to protect consumers against substandard policies and unacceptable insurance practices. Our will to protect the American people will ensure that all Americans have access to affordable, high-quality, and reliable health care.
Since no one is exempt from getting sick or coming down with a life-threatening medical issue. Under the Collins Administration, the American people will have access to health care facilities and affordable health care.
To highlight a few positive things about our current affordable care act are that it protects people with pre-existing conditions from being denied health insurance.
The ACA gave everyone a lifelong guarantee that health insurers cannot, under any circumstances, discriminate against them based on pre-existing health conditions. This includes cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
One of the most important provisions of the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of health coverage to low-income families through the Medicaid program. Before the ACA, most states did not give health coverage to adults without children, no matter how poor they were. And most states only covered parents if they had extremely low incomes.
Repealing the ACA means that millions of Americans in the 32 states (including D.C.) that chose to expand Medicaid will lose their health coverage. Most of them are hard-working people in low-wage jobs—like waiters and waitresses, sales clerks, cooks, and home health aides.
Thanks to the ACA, young people are currently guaranteed coverage on their parents health plans until they are 26, whether their parents purchase their health coverage on their own or receive it through a job.
For more information visit https://familiesusa.org/5-ways-affordable-care-act-helping-real-people.