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APHA Action Alert - access to affordable health care is under attack

Wednesday, August 28, 2019  
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The Affordable Care Act led to historic gains in comprehensive health insurance coverage by expanding access to public and private coverage options, and ensuring that no individual could be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition. As a result, nearly 20 million people in the U.S. gained health insurance between 2013 and 2017. However, in recent months, the Trump administration has been working to undermine the ACA by:

  • expanding access to junk short-term plans;
  • allowing states to circumvent important consumer protections; and
  • cutting funding to programs that help consumers understand their options and find affordable coverage that meets their health care needs.

As we approach the final days of Congressional recess, APHA urges all public health advocates to use APHA’s Speak for Health tools to:

Immediate action can and must be taken to protect and strengthen access to affordable health care for all Americans. Join us, and Speak for Health today. 


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