Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Statement from Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell on the Second Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

Mar 23, 2012
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement on the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act:

“Today marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a monumental piece of legislation that offers Americans the opportunity to receive quality healthcare and ensures stronger patient protection. It prevents insurance companies from discriminating against individuals with pre-existing conditions as well as ensuring that young adults up to the age of 26 are now able to obtain healthcare coverage through their parents’ insurance plan. 

The healthcare law is a critical step toward strengthening our healthcare system and is already improving the lives of so many people in the 7th Congressional District, the State of Alabama and across this nation. In the 7th Congressional District, 6,800 young adults now have health insurance. 19,000 children and 90,000 adults now have health insurance that covers preventative services without paying co-pays, coinsurance or deductibles. In addition, 36,000 children with pre-existing health conditions can longer be denied coverage by their health insurers.

 This law puts Americans back in charge of their health care, reduces our nation’s deficit and gives millions of American families better access to healthcare benefits and protections, which are so critical to the welfare of our nation. And as a member of Congress, I will continue to vote against efforts to repeal this important law.

Though significant strides have been made and millions have benefited from the Affordable Care Act, we must remain committed to ensuring that all Americans can receive quality affordable healthcare that will improve the lives of our families.”

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Contact: Rob NeSmith;    rob.nesmith@mail.house.gov;   202.225.2665