It was just announced that the Affordable Care Act was upheld by the Supreme Court of The United States. The implications for the men, women and families we serve are huge!
HIV Health Reform speculated earlier this week what it would mean if ACA was upheld. Here’s what they had top say:
Upholding the Affordable Care Act will be a major victory for people with HIV and countless others who
have been shut out of the current health insurance market. By leveling the playing field for people to
obtain health insurance coverage, the Affordable Care Act would remove a major roadblock to ending
AIDS in America.
Recognizing the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land will give people living with HIV access to the
reliable health coverage that they need to seek and maintain continuous care, without worry of
interruptions in their medical care caused by inadequate coverage or an inability to pay.
Health reform implementation must now proceed full steam ahead. Congress should acknowledge that
the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land by fully funding health reform and ending efforts to
repeal it. Progress must not be held hostage by politics.
Education and outreach on what the Affordable Care Act does and does NOT do should occur on a
much wider scale across the country so that Americans have accurate information about the law and
how it will benefit them.
More on this story as it develops.