If the Affordable Care Act is struck down, tens of millions of Americans would lose coverage and protections for pre-existing conditions.
Rep. Tom O’Halleran of Arizona says repealing the Affordable Care Act, especially in the middle of a pandemic, only stands to make the country weaker.
Under the ACA, people who experience “qualifying life events,” such as losing their jobs, can enroll in a health insurance plan on the individual markets.
The decision not to reopen the federal health insurance marketplace came down the same day the president announced a forecast of up to 240,000 deaths due to coronavirus.
A full repeal of the ACA would leave Arizonans vulnerable during a critical time in our nation's history.
The 2010 healthcare law provided tens of millions of Americans with health care and guaranteed coverage for the 135 million Americans under 65 who live with pre-existing conditions.
Republican lawmakers, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have tried for years to repeal the landmark legislation.