~ Sharing this important message from our colleagues at Families USA ~
The Affordable Care Act has touched the lives of every single American—in ways both big and small—since its passage in 2010.
It is important for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle understand what’s at stake for millions of Americans. We can’t wait—congressional leaders and the president-elect have already said they will take swift action in 2017.
Please, take a minute to share your story and to tell us what’s at stake for you and your family.
Over the years, we’ve heard from thousands of people who were able to get care and coverage because of provisions in the law, including men whose cancer was detected early because they had access to preventive screenings, widows who were able to get grief counseling because of mental health benefits, independent contractors who were denied coverage for decades until the marketplaces opened, and families hit hard by the recession who were able to get affordable coverage for the first time since 2008.
At Families USA, we’re helping to lead the Protect Our Care Coalition. We’ll be working hard to elevate your voices through our work with the media, legislators, and other stakeholders. We’ve already heard from many people across the country, but we can’t stop now. We have to continue fighting, to keep Americans covered and to keep working on making coverage affordable.