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Health Care Reform

Every U.S. resident should have access to affordable, quality health care, including birth control and the privacy to make reproductive choices.  

Why it matters

The U.S. health care system should provide a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost to all U.S. residents. Basic care includes disease prevention, primary care (including prenatal and reproductive health), acute long-term care, mental health care, as well as health promotion and education. Health care policy goals should include the equitable distribution of services and delivery of care, advancement of medical research and technology, and a reasonable total national expenditure level. 

What we're doing

Over the past 20 years, we have lobbied for health care policy solutions, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to control costs and ensure a basic level of care for all. Throughout the health care debates of the past few decades, Leagues worked to provide millions of Americans across the country with objective information about the health care system and its significant reforms. This included organizing community education projects, holding public forums and debates, creating and distributing resource materials, and engaging leading policy makers and analysts. 

Health Care Reform In Depth

Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is from November 1-December 15, 2017.

The League opposes the Senate's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act as part of a tax overhaul bill. The newest attack on the ACA would cut health care coverage for 13 million people and increase premiums by double digits. 

The League joined a letter sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding scheduled outages of healthcare.gov during the shortened 2017 open enrollment period.

President Trump’s executive order to end health care subsidies for insurance companies will raise premiums and leave more Americans without meaningful health insurance.

Eliminating employer-covered birth control coverage, a requirement under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a direct assault on a woman’s right to make her own health care choices.

The League joined over 230 organizations in a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Senators to oppose the Graham-Cassidy proposal (Graham-Cassidy).

This could be our last chance to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Next week, the U.S. Senate is gearing up to vote on a new plan to replace the ACA before the end of the month.

This Hail Mary Attempt to Repeal Obamacare will Harm Millions

The League joined other groups calling on Congress to extend and fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The League joined a letter sent to leadership in the U.S.