Letter: Demand ACA improvements

Graphic by Lori Deaton

The Republicans and Trump are at it again: trying to eliminate the ACA (Affordable Care Act) through a Texas court case trying to have the law ruled unconstitutional. Having failed repeatedly in Congress to repeal it, they are trying to use conservative justices on the federal bench.

I hope they do not succeed, as elimination of the mandate (the basis of their suit) matters little in the grand scheme of the ACA, and a fair judge would find that way. Millions have come to depend on the ACA for health insurance, especially those with preexisting conditions.

There is a new bill in the House to improve the ACA if it can get a hearing in the Senate with Mitch McConnell blocking everything the House passes, no matter how bipartisan the bill.

Write your senator to demand improvements in the ACA we depend upon.

— C. Warren Pope
Asheville

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