Raleigh, NC – On Sunday afternoon in Raleigh, Congressman David Price will join Triangle-area patients and health care providers to urge Congress not to repeal the ACA. The event is part of a National Day of Action held across the country, as millions of people speak out about how repealing the ACA would leave them without the life-saving care they were able to obtain under the law.
Republicans in Congress are poised to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement plan, throwing the nation’s health care system into chaos and eliminating coverage for more than 30 million people — including half a million North Carolinians.
“As a Type-II diabetic, repealing the Affordable Care Act would let insurance companies deny coverage because I have a pre-existing condition,” said Michael Greenspan of Raleigh. “The ACA helped me get life-saving health care without going bankrupt, and I can’t believe Congress would try to take that away.”
WHAT: National Day of Action to stop Congress from repealing the Affordable Care Act
WHO: Congressman David Price along with Triangle-area doctors and patients, as well as Action NC and Progress NC Action
WHEN: Sunday, January 15 at 3:00pm
WHERE: NC Association of Educators, 700 S. Salisbury Street in Raleigh
“Without the Affordable Care Act, my premiums would be over $1,400 a month because of my pre-existing condition,” said John Pagliuca of Raleigh. “Congress either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care that for people like me, repealing the ACA is literally a death sentence.”
How would repealing the Affordable Care Act affect North Carolina?
- Repealing the ACA would let insurance companies deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, affecting more than 4 million people in North Carolina. It would also let insurers place lifetime limits on the dollar value of coverage, affecting more than 3 million North Carolinians.
- Repealing the ACA would no longer let parents include their children on their health care plans until age 26, leaving 70,000 young adults without coverage in North Carolina.
- Stable health care is good for the economy. Millions of Americans would lose their jobs if the ACA is repealed, including an estimated 76,000 people in North Carolina.