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Letter: Another attempt to remove healthcare from poor people

As more and more Americans worry about affordable health coverage, the Republican Administration continues its attempts to end the Affordable Care Act.

The drive to end the ACA in the midst of a pandemic threatens to inject more chaos into a failed pandemic response. Yet, once again, the Trump administration continues to push the Supreme Court to invalidate the entire ACA.

Some of the provisions of the ACA include: children can stay on their parent’s healthcare plan until age 26; companies cannot charge women more than men, and no one who is sick or has a medical condition can be denied insurance.

Why do conservatives oppose this law? They say it imposes unnecessary costs and regulations on business, describing it as a job killer.

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However, since the implementation of the ACA, healthcare jobs have risen by 9%. Conservatives baulk at the rule requiring most companies to cover birth control for free.

The Trump administration tried enacting guidelines for organizations to opt out on moral grounds, but two federal judges blocked the move.

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the ACA constitutional. Despite having a majority on Capitol Hill, a Republican repeal bid failed in 2018.

House Democrats, in a filing to the […]

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