Celebrate the 9th Anniversary of Passage of the ACA!

The 9th Anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act is at the end of this week. You can help celebrate the accomplishments. Here’s some resources to get you started:

  • National organizations are organizing a Twitter Storm/Conversation: Join in on Thursday 3 PM EST as we celebrate the 9th anniversary of the #ACA and talk about all the ways it has changed health coverage options! #WinningWithTheACA If you’d like to join, find the toolkit here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kpPIWHDeCMLivlsnSwyWul0H1jl8ZuniJl5URHKh73g/edit

  • The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities just released this very useful CHARTBOOK that lays out Accomplishments of the ACA. See the charts here and feel free to share and use on social media and in your organizing and advocacy.

https://www.cbpp.org/research/health/chart-book-accomplishments-of-affordable-care-act

Jane McNichol
Health Care Updates/Events

State Legislature:

  • HB 7174, which addresses the cost of prescription drugs in CT, was approved by the Insurance and Real Estate Committee. Fact sheet on this bill is available on the Resources page of www.protectourcarect.org.

  • SB 1078, to certify doulas and provide Medicaid reimbursement for services, has a public hearing before Human Services Committee Thursday, March 21 at 11:00 am. See this New York Magazine article on the role of doulas in addressing the black maternal death rate.

Federal Developments

  • President Trump released his proposed budget last week. While the budget is not expected to be adopted as presented, it includes many cuts to Medicaid and the ACA and indicates the direction that the Administration will take in implementing health care at the federal level. See this analysis by Families USA for details.

  • Yale Law School will host “Medicare for America: A Discussion of Plans for Universal Coverage” with Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Jacob Hacker of Yale University and Allison Hoffman of Yale Law School this Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00. Details on the Events page of www.protectourcarect.org.

Jane McNichol