The past few weeks have tested the U.S. health care system. In a world where we are all at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, access to health care is a universal human need. On the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, CHIR takes some time to consider how battling this pandemic would have been even more difficult if it weren’t for this groundbreaking federal law. Continue reading
On a chilly March Tuesday in Washington, DC, with the stroke of just 22 pens, health care as we know it in the United States was changed, and you were officially signed into law. For your ninth birthday, we want to give thanks for the gifts you’ve given us over the years. Continue reading
A district court judge in Texas has issued a ruling that could throw close to one-fifth of the U.S. economy into chaos and upend health care for millions. While the case over the future of the Affordable Care Act wends its way through the courts, CHIR takes a moment to think about what the decision could mean for the consumers and families for whom the law has been a literal lifeline. Continue reading
Job-based plans cover 150 million people in the U.S. If the ACA is repealed, they stand to lose critical consumer protections that many have come to expect of their employer plan.
Continuing our “Real Stories, Real Reforms” series, CHIRblog presents our third profile of everyday people across the country who will – or have already – benefited from new consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act. JoAnn Volk tells us about Martin Addie, his struggle to keep coverage for his life-saving treatments, and how the Affordable Care Act has helped. Continue reading