Today, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, reaffirming President Obama’s dedication to improving the lives of younger Americans. Young people everywhere can now feel more secure knowing that this landmark piece of legislation will continue to work on their behalf:
As the group least likely to be insured, the Affordable Care Act has helped 3.1 million young Americans gain insurance by being able to remain on their parents’ health insurance until the age of 26. That means health care will be one less thing people like Emily have to worry about.
Before the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies could deny people health coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions. Now, as many as 17 million children can no longer be denied health insurance for pre-existing medical conditions like asthma.
Previously, many insurance companies imposed lifetime caps on health care coverage. Because of the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies no longer have that ability. Young Americans no longer have to fear that insurance companies will limit their health care coverage because they’ve been “too sick."
The Supreme Court’s decision doesn’t mean that the fight to provide affordable health care is over. Mitt Romney has vowed to repeal Obamacare on his first day in office, undoing the progress the President has made so far. Sign up here to help make sure that doesn’t happen.