The costs are high
When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed, millions of Americans who previously couldn’t afford health insurance were able to access the care they needed without fear of bankruptcy due to mounting medical bills.
Rather than work to make the ACA better, Republicans have vowed to dismantle it. They’ve shouted, “Repeal and replace!” from the mountain tops. But here’s the thing: They have no replacement plan.
They’ve been using the same empty rhetoric for almost eight years, and while their attempts at repeal have failed thus far, we now have a president who is willing to continue this attack on health care, no matter what it costs the American people. This includes taking health care away from over 2 million Floridians, increases in premiums for those over 50, eliminating protection for pre-existing conditions, and increases in prescription drug costs.
Imagine waiting until you are seriously ill and you have no choice but to go to the emergency room. For those that fall between the gap of the ACA and Medicaid, it is a stark reality. Treatable and preventable diseases are being ignored due to fear of medical bills. This is not how our citizens should feel about health care in our country.
The ACA needs to be strengthened and improved. When in Congress, I vow to fight to make our health care system what it should be – one of the best in the world.
– Nancy Soderberg