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  • GENERIC DRUGS
  • PAIN RELIEF
  • AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Winning Issue » AFFORDABLE CARE ACT


In 2010, we passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - also known as the ACA or Obamacare. This was the first major change to our healthcare system since 1965 and increased healthcare coverage to 94% of our population. Obamacare is credited with giving about 23 million Americans healthcare, reducing prices due to increased competition, and prohibiting the abuses allowed by previous HMO policies which included denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps on benefits, and charging women higher premiums than men. Before and after its enactment the ACA faced strong political opposition, calls for repeal, and legal challenges. Polls initially found that many Americans opposed the ACA, although by 2017, its provisions were generally accepted and the law gained popular support. This same year, the Trump administration came within a ‘thumbs down’ vote by Sen. John McCain of repealing the ACA. Trump and several governors later took Obamacare to court with the intention of voiding the entire ACA. Today, Obamacare is supported by more than 70% of all Americans – even those who feel Obamacare did not go far enough. Many say health costs are still too high and that the Affordable Care Act should include a public insurance option.

Proposed legislation: Reintroduction of H.R.2010 - Public Option Deficit Reduction Act
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current Affordable Care Act policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (CA).
  • I support offering a public health insurance option through health insurance exchanges to be directly administered by HHS by: 1.) Requiring the public option to comply with the same general requirements as other plan types available on exchanges, including with respect to available benefits, benefit levels, provider networks, notices, consumer protections and cost sharing. 2.) Making Medicare health care providers automatic participants in the public option unless they opt out, and allowing providers not participating in Medicare to opt in. 3.) Establishing requirements for setting premiums, payment rates and provider incentives. 4.) Providing funding to establish the public health insurance option, which HHS must repay over 10 years. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support offering a public health insurance option through health insurance exchanges to be directly administered by HHS by:

    1.) Requiring the public option to comply with the same general requirements as other plan types available on exchanges, including with respect to available benefits, benefit levels, provider networks, notices, consumer protections and cost sharing.

    2.) Making Medicare health care providers automatic participants in the public option unless they opt out, and allowing providers not participating in Medicare to opt in.

    3.) Establishing requirements for setting premiums, payment rates and provider incentives.

    4.) Providing funding to establish the public health insurance option, which HHS must repay over 10 years.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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