Much At Stake for CT in Affordable Care Act Court Case
As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is once again threatened in the Texas v. Azar case, POCCT notes the importance of the ACA to CT:
2.2 million people have added consumer protections (no co-pays/deductibles for preventive services; no lifetime or annual coverage limits)
680,000 Medicare participants get preventive services free of charge and the coverage gap (“donut hole”) in Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is closed
260,000+ lower-income adults covered by Medicaid
111,000 people get health insurance through Access Health CT; 71% get subsidies to make their insurance more affordable
Women cannot be charged more simply because of their gender
See more ACA benefits and comments by CT health care leaders here (www.protectourcarect.org/resources).
For national perspective, see this column from Center for American Progress.