[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Last week, Congress voted to craft a law that would repeal crucial portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has expanded health care to over 16 million Americans, ensured that people with preexisting medical conditions receive coverage, and subsidized health care costs for low-income communities.
Repealing the ACA without a viable replacement law could leave millions of Americans uninsured. As stated in General Convention resolutions, the Episcopal Church advocates for universal health care coverage for all people of the United States. In particular, we have highlighted the need for healthcare for those living with HIV/AIDS, for maternal health and infant development, and for veterans. As Episcopalians, let’s call on members of Congress not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without first crafting a viable replacement plan that protects those most in need of health care.