On the 11th Anniversary, Strengthening the Affordable Care Act is Critically Important
WASHINGTON— In honor of the 11-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Seth Moulton released the following statement:
“One of the things the last year has shown all of us is that life doesn’t stop happening, even in the face of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Babies have been born despite a national lock down. Our kids have caught colds and broken bones. We know family members who have been diagnosed with cancer, and emergency room visits have still happened, too. But, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, these life events have not bankrupted people, including the millions of Americans who lost their jobs and their work-provided health insurance because of the pandemic.
In fact, eleven years later — even in the face of relentless, meritless, partisan attacks from members of Congress, governors, state legislatures and state attorneys general— the ACA is still standing strong and providing millions of people with the peace of mind and higher quality of life that comes with having health insurance.
If anything, this last year has shown the wisdom of the bill. In the wake of a pandemic that has so far infected more than 29 million Americans, the Affordable Care Act’s key principle that no American can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition has become even more important.
The ACA is not perfect by any means, but it continues making a real difference for American families. As we recover from this deadly crisis, it is imperative that we work together to improve the law so that we come closer to our goal of providing every American health insurance that reduces costs and build a health care system that improves outcomes.”