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Urgent Action Need: No Repeal Without Replacement

31-Jan-2017

We are asking you to contact your federal lawmakers and urge them not to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a comprehensive replacement plan. Congress is currently putting forth legislation to repeal the ACA. This is not about political affiliations, but about healthcare coverage continuity for millions of Americans. Any repeal of the ACA without a plan to take its place will negatively affect hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents and millions of Americans. It's wrong for America and it's wrong for Michigan.

Here's why:

  • An immediate repeal would affect roughly 1-in-10 people in Michigan, disproportionally impacting less well-off districts. Without agreement on an immediate replacement, repeal could leave those dependent on ACA for health coverage completely uninsured.
  • ACA repeal without a robust replacement plan could also increase the cost of coverage as younger and healthier Michigan residents opt out of health insurance, further burdening the State to cover those older or with chronic conditions. Furthermore, ACA repeal without a substantive replacement means those with pre-existing conditions will either be denied coverage or face far higher costs for basic coverage. This would affect around 28% of Michigan residents. Michigan citizens should not be forced to choose between their health and bankruptcy.
  • Because the ACA allows children to stay on their parents' health insurance until they reach age 26, repeal could eliminate coverage for nearly 73,000 young adults in Michigan age 18-26.
  • In Michigan, the Medicaid expansion has had a positive effect on the state's economy and more than paid for itself. According to a study published by the University of Michigan in the New England Journal of Medicine, nearly 30,000 new jobs were created every year with 85% of them in the private sector and one-third in a healthcare field. Repealing the ACA without a replacement plan in place would undo all of this and could cost Michigan over 100,000 jobs.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities rely on Medicaid for long-term services and support. Cuts, block grants, or per capita cap proposals would hurt these people, who have no other means of paying for the care they need.

Call your U.S. Representative at: (202)225-3121

Call Senator Stabenow at: (202) 224-4822

Call Senator Peters at: (202) 224-6221

Use Engage to email your lawmakers using the sample message:

  • go to our Engage site (http://cqrcengage.com/biami/home)
  • send the featured letter that's posted by pressing Take Action
  • fill in your information, and add personal details if you would like
  • Thank you for your immediate attention to this urgent matter.