What’s Next for Health Care Reform?
Where Things Stand: Recent legislative and court challenges to the health reform law have raised questions about where things stand. As of today, nothing has really changed. Court decisions ruling the law unconstitutional do not prevent implementation from going forward. These decisions will be appealed (with a likely hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court) and will take a long time to conclude. The Senate this week voted against repeal. But the new House GOP majority and Senate Republicans have announced that won’t stop them. They plan an “unrelenting” effort to attack the law. That includes stripping away key patient protections and blocking funding for implementation.
What You Can Do: Your continued advocacy will be needed to protect the many benefits of the new law. Make sure you contact your House Member and Senators. Use this alert and tell them to protect health care reform!
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