Health Care Reform: Legislators need to listen
An estimated 3 million people currently insured in the individual market would lose coverage and become uninsured if the American Rescue Plan (ARP)’s premium tax credit provisions and lower premiums are not extended beyond 2022.
Frank Samuelson, from the Health Care Reform Forum, recently had this excellent Letter to the Editor published in The Quad City Times on May 13, 2022:
LET’S RESCUE HEALTHCARE
In response to the Covid 19 pandemic, the American Rescue Plan helped millions more Americans afford health insurance by lowering premiums and extending tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
These benefits are set to expire in December of this year unless Congress acts to extend them. If they expire, three million individuals will lose their insurance. In Illinois, 66,000 individuals will become uninsured. In Iowa, 15,000 people will lose their insurance. Extending these benefits is the morally right thing to do. It protects our emergency care, hospitals dealing with walk ins, our communities, and those who will die without healthcare. Let’s ask Congress to act now to extend these benefits and improve healthcare for all Americans.
(Click this link to read Frank's letter in the paper.)
Let’s Rescue Healthcare!
Read the details about what happens if the ARP is not extended in this article:
Projected Coverage and Subsidy Impacts If the American Rescue Plan’s Marketplace Provisions Sunset in 2023
Contact your Member of Congress and tell them to act now to extend these benefits and improve health care for all Americans. (Click the link at the beginning of this paragraph and scroll down to "How to Contact Your Member." You can insert your address or just your Zip code.)
PACG Office Manager