- Insurance companies continuing to deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions
- Getting rid of full coverage for preventive services like cancer screenings, flu shots and pediatrician visits
- 3.1 million 18-26 year olds may no longer be able to stay on their parents insurance plans
- Insurance companies will keep charging women up to 50% more than men for the same plan
- Eliminating the ban on life-time caps for coverage
Why We Fight
Progressives have spent decades fighting to make affordable health care accessible to all Americans — as a right, not a privilege. And after spending two years fighting to pass Obamacare, we’ve spent the last two years fighting off partisan political attacks in Congress and the courts while implementing benefits that are already making a difference in the lives of tens of millions of Americans. Tens of millions more will benefit by the time the law is fully implemented in two years.
All that hard work could be for nothing if Mitt Romney and Republicans win this election. Republicans in Congress have already tried to repeal Obamacare more than 30 times and Mitt Romney has promised to start repealing it on “day one” if he wins.
We know what’s at stake, but sometimes all it takes is one story to remind us why we fight so hard. Here’s one family’s story about how Obamacare is saving their daughter’s life and why they worry “every day” about what a Romney presidency would mean for them.
Stacy Lihn speech at DNC about Affordable Care Act
- Bob Cesca: Debunking Romney’s Viral Medicare Lie (huffingtonpost.com)
- DNC Speaker Stacy Lihn: Obamacare ‘Is Saving My Daughter’s Life’ (mediaite.com)
- Mother Stacey Lihn praises Obamacare for saving her daughter’s life (guardian.co.uk)
- Mitt Romney, GOP Platform Presents a Vision of America’s Future (atlantablackstar.com)
- Aaaaaaand now Mitt Romney likes birth control and abortion again (dailykos.com)
- Mitt Romney stops at El Palacio De Los Jugos in Miami as part of bus tour in Florida (miamiherald.com)