U.S. Rep. Lawrence Statement Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Enactment of the Affordable Care Act
Washington, D.C.- Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement today in recognition of the tenth anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law:
“In 2010, Democrats in Congress passed legislation that forever changed the health insurance system in our country. For too long, millions of Americans lacked access to affordable and comprehensive coverage, or were unfairly targeted because of pre-existing health conditions. Since its passage, millions of Americans have used state exchanges to choose a plan that works best for them and their family, something that was not always possible previously,” said Rep. Lawrence.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across our country, now more than ever, it is critical that Americans have access to health insurance. However, as this global health crisis rages on, Republican-led states are suing to dismantle the ACA in court—which would lead to millions of Americans losing access to their coverage—while the White House issues executive orders attempting to sabotage it. Although the ACA is not perfect, just as Democrats fought for healthcare reform in 2010, we are continuously fighting to increase health coverage in America. Throughout my tenure in Congress, I have fought to ensure my constituents, as well as Americans across the country, maintain access to affordable care—and I will continue to do so.”