Issue: Affordable Care Act - Page 3

Advocacy: Democracy’s Most Powerful Ability

It’s heroes like these and the countless other Americans who tirelessly engaged policymakers with a clear message that politics and party control are no match for the advocacy and spirit of American citizens. Despite the personal, physical and economic cost, these individuals showed up to carry out one of the most fundamental aspects of democracy: advocacy.

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Just ‘Doing Something’ Puts Health and Lives at Risk

Iowa health care advocates know that rolling back the Affordable Care Act would deprive thousands of their family, friends and neighbors of coverage. They know real progress in improving the health and well-being of thousands of Iowans, who were previously trying to get by on the edges of the health care system, would be lost. They know “doing something” will likely lead to doing harm. And that is simply not acceptable.

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AHCA: A Storm Gathering on the Horizon

Obscured by foggy notions of improved fiscal flexibility for states and broader insurance choices for individuals, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will in fact hamstring state budgets and wipe out coverage in ways that endanger the health of thousands of Iowans and the financial viability of the 118 community hospitals they count on.

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Thousands of Vets Gain Coverage Under ACA

The uninsured rate among veterans less than age 65 declined by nearly 40 percent during the first two years of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new study by the Urban Institute with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The uninsured rate fell from 9.6 percent in 2013 prior to ACA to 5.9 percent in 2015, according to the report.

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ACA Gains Majority Support for First Time

Fifty-five percent of Americans now support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a major turnaround from five months ago when 42 percent approved and 53 percent disapproved, according to a new Gallup poll. This is the first time a majority of Americans have approved of the health care law, also known as Obamacare, since Gallup first asked about it in this format in November 2012.

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