Today marks a very important milestone in our collective work on the Affordable Care Act. Exactly 7 years ago today, then-President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Since that time, more than 20 million people have gained access to life-saving medical treatments and prescription drugs, including those covered through Medicaid expansion in some states. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the ACA, and THANK YOU for breathing life into the law by educating North Carolinians about their options and enrolling them into the Health Insurance Marketplace.
It is important to remember that the ACA is still the law of the land and no matter what decision is made by House Republicans later today, this will remain true until the GOP’s proposal, known as the American Health Care Act, is signed into law. If consumers have questions or concerns, please encourage them to schedule a free, in-person appointment with a local assister by dialing 1-855-733-3711 or logging onto the Get Covered Connector at www.gcaconnector.org.
Finally, notes and PowerPoint slides from Friday’s meeting on The ACA, Taxes, and Health Insurance Literacy are now posted on the NC Get Covered website here.
We appreciate your support,
NC Get Covered staff