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To: Presidents Obama and Biden
Thank you Presidents Obama and Biden for passing and defending the Affordable Care Act
Thank you Presidents Obama and Biden for taking on the insurance industry, big corporations, and Republicans to pass the Affordable Care Act expanding quality and affordable healthcare for millions of Americans. And thank you for defending this life-giving policy against over a decade of continued attacks. We celebrate the Supreme Court for upholding this crucial law, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why is this important?
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown every person how vulnerable our health is.
Presidents Obama and Biden delivered real quality, affordable care for millions by championing and passing the Affordable Care Act.
20 million Americans -- a disproportionate number of whom are low-income people and people of color -- are insured through the ACA.
133 million Americans live with pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma, and cancer. With the ACA, insurers are not able to reject these 133 million Americans from buying a health insurance policy or charging them significantly higher premiums.
Medicaid has been expanded in 38 states and Washington, D.C. providing coverage to more than 15 million people.
The essential health benefits mean those with complex medical conditions don't have to worry about million dollar bills and children can stay on their parent's insurance until they are 26.
The ACA has saved countless lives and has started to reverse generations of inequitable healthcare in our country. Thank you Presidents Obama and Biden for putting people before profits and passing the ACA.