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Slotkin Statement on 13th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act


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"The Affordable Care Act was one of the biggest legislative and public health achievements of our lifetimes – and also something that is deeply personal to me."

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin released the following statement today marking the 13th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act: “The Affordable Care Act was one of the biggest legislative and public health achievements of our lifetimes – and also something that is deeply personal to me. It’s done incredible things for people in Michigan and across the country by changing our healthcare system to put working families first, which is why we’re commemorating today’s 13th anniversary of its signing. "In 2009, my mom was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer, and because it was legal at the time for insurance companies to price gouge those with pre-existing conditions, she did not have insurance. At the same time that we were scheduling her emergency surgery, we were also helping her to file for bankruptcy. "The very simple idea – that if you have a pre-existing condition you should not be gouged – was a central part of the ACA, along with crucial provisions that lowered insurance costs, allowed children to remain on their parents’ plans until age 26, and expanded Medicaid access. These landmark reforms are why we continue to fight back against attacks on the ACA, and why I’m proud to be an ally to everyone who has worked to defend this law and build on its achievements.”
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