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In March 2010, President Obama fulfilled a promise that Democrats have pursued for nearly a century: making health care available to all Americans. Despite unanimous opposition from Republicans, Democrats were finally able to pass comprehensive health reform into law.

By 2014, health reform will eliminate all discrimination for pre-existing conditions, start the process of expanding health insurance coverage for an additional 32 million Americans, and provide the largest middle-class tax cut for health care in history.

The Affordable Care Act has already begun to end the worst insurance company abuses. Since 2010, children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied insurance.

The Affordable Care Act also provides tax cuts to small business to help offset the costs of employee coverage, and tax credits to help families pay for insurance. Health reform will also lower costs for families and for businesses and for the federal government, reducing our deficit by more than $1 trillion in the next two decades alone.

And health reform strengthens Medicare by reducing fraud, improving quality of care, and closing the Medicare “donut hole” gap in seniors’ prescription drug coverage.

Like Medicare before it, the Affordable Care Act lays a new foundation for our country that will bring additional security and stability to the American people for generations to come.

Recent Updates
  • Nationwide coverage: Obamacare lowering health care costs for millions

    Last month Republicans shut down the government and risked defaulting on our obligations trying to derail Obamacare. Despite the GOP going to extreme lengths to stop the law’s implementation, it is going into effect and is working for Americans.

    A new Kaiser study found that millions of Americans qualify for a government tax credit that will help reduce the cost of their healthcare policy. See the below clips for more on how each state is highlighting these tax credits and those it will benefit.

  • This is Obamacare in the states

    This month Republicans shut down the government and risked defaulting on our obligations trying to derail Obamacare. Despite the GOP going to extreme lengths to stop the law’s implementation, it is going into effect and is working for Americans. See the clips below for more on how the Affordable Care Act is helping Americans across the country.

     

  • Root for Middle-class Americans

    "It is time for folks to stop rooting for its failure, because hard-working, middle-class families are rooting for its success." — President Obama
  • Local Coverage: Obamacare in the states

    While they push out misleading and over-the-top comments on Obamacare, the GOP is ignoring what voters are seeing at home on their local news: the Affordable Care Act is helping more Americans get access to the health care they need. Just take a look.

     

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The GOP Health Care Plan: This Is Obamacare
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Creating greater health care competition and accountability
Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act, providing consumers more choices and improved accountability.
Helping stabilize the economy and reduce the deficit
Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act, which reduces the deficit by more than $100 billion over the next ten years, and $1 trillion the second decade, by limiting unnecessary government spending, waste, fraud and abuse.
Making health care affordable for all Americans
Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act, providing the largest ever middle-class tax cut for health care, reducing premiums and expanding access for millions of families and small businesses.
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