Independent analysis shows 14 million Americans will lose health insurance next year under a plan proposed to replace the Affordable Care Act.
APHA strongly opposes legislation that was introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday outlining a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Opponents in Congress and the new presidential administration are working to destroy the ACA, potentially leaving millions without health coverage.
"We are deeply troubled that the Senate hastily approved the budget resolution that could repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement plan in place," said APHA's Georges Benjamin.
Repealing the health law will take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and increase health care premiums for millions more, among other deleterious effects.
Health equity is one of APHA’s guiding priorities, but public health isn’t the only profession working to create a nation where everyone gets a fair chance to lead a healthy life. Lawyers are on the front lines, too.
A record-low number of Americans are uninsured. But 32 million still have no access to affordable health coverage. That number will change, starting today.
Now that nearly 9 million people gained health insurance last year thanks to the Affordable Care Act, how do we move from more coverage to better health?
Do you believe in the Affordable Care Act? Do you want to make people in your state or community healthier? State Innovation Models are for you.
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Today is the 50th anniversary of Medicare (along with Medicaid). Since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the program into legislation, Medicare — originally a basic insurance program — has transformed to provide quality coverage to 55 million Americans.