1. Action Alert
  2. Economic Justice

Decisions on Obamacare This Month

By Amelia Kegan, January 17, 2017

No repeal without a replacement fully established. That’s the message your members of Congress need to hear right now about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). I’m on Capitol Hill today talking with key congressional offices, and they’re saying they need to hear from you.

They’re especially paying attention to phone calls right now – could you call today, even if you called last week?

At its heart, protecting the Affordable Care Act is about more than premiums, subsidies, and deductibles. It’s about ensuring that no one has to face bankruptcy to get life-saving medical treatment. It’s about guaranteeing that people with serious or chronic health conditions – the people who need health insurance the most – can get coverage. And it’s about making sure that every person can afford health insurance, so that every person can afford medical care.

The Affordable Care Act isn’t a perfect law. But it has made healthcare, including preventive care, accessible to millions of people for the first time. That’s worth protecting.

Last week, Congress took the next step down the road to repealing the ACA without a replacement when the House and the Senate both passed a budget blueprint that does just that. These decisions will be made in the next month.

Amelia Kegan

  • Legislative Director, Domestic Policy

Amelia Kegan leads the domestic policy team's work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia worked at a variety of other national non-profits in D.C. and Chicago, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy.