Oregon Action and community groups gathered at the Medford Library to commemorate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to share their stories of how they have personally benefited from the law. The ACA was signed into law on March 23, 2010.
Beneficiaries of the law will also call upon the U.S. Supreme Court, which is hearing legal challenges to the ACA from March 26 to 28, to uphold the law and not take away benefits and rights they currently receive. Among other things, the new law provides free preventive care, protects children against discrimination from insurers based on pre-existing conditions, ends lifetime dollar caps on benefits, and extends coverage to young people ages who want to stay on their parents’ insurance plans from the time they finish college until they turn 26.
Oregon Action’s event coincided with more than 300 other events taking place across the country this week with seniors, children, small-business owners and young people coming together to explain how they are already benefiting from the Affordable Care Act right and to highlight what is at stake as opponents of reform work overtime to take away those benefits in state legislatures, Congress and at the Supreme Court.
Rogue Valley OA leaders brought homemade birthday cupcakes to the event as they held up the benefits that we are now receiving from the ACA signed into law on March 23, 2010. Oregon Action is building a strong campaign for health care for all in our state