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Tell Congress Not to Repeal the Affordable Care Act!

December 20, 2016

Congressional Leaders have promised, as a first order of business in January, to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   This could harm nursing home residents and other long-term care consumers, their families, the workers who care for them and many others. Tell your Senators and Representative NO!

  • Repealing the ACA without a comparable replacement plan that would go into effect immediately would leave millions without healthcare coverage and raise costs for millions more.
  • Nursing home residents could lose important protections that are part of the ACA. These include: 
    • A system for collecting more accurate data about staffing in nursing homes
    • Dementia and abuse prevention training
    • Support for state programs for national criminal background checks
    • Mandatory reporting of suspected crimes against residents to law enforcement
  • Programs that improve access to home care services could be eliminated - forcing people into nursing homes, costing taxpayers more money, and breaking up families.  Losing these programs could also stop nursing home residents from transitioning back into the community.

Ask your Senators and Representative to oppose repealing the ACA without replacing it by clicking here.

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