Today is a beautiful day.
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized the Affordable Care Act for what it is: a legislative response to one of our country's most complex challenges -- mending our broken healthcare system.
In a momentous decision, the Court brought us closer to an important goal: providing universal healthcare for all Americans. Because of yesterday's decision, children will no longer be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, young adults can stay on their parents' health plans as dependents until age 26, Medicare participants will have annual check-ups and mammograms, women cannot be charged more than men for healthcare, and many uninsured Americans will now have access to affordable health care coverage.
The League of Women Voters of Florida will continue to educate communities and citizens on the Affordable Care Act and its pivotal impact on their lives. To date, we have held over 40 educational forums on the topic, and we look forward to working with health care providers, policy experts and others to help Floridians learn about the law, and the impact it will have on them and their families.
If you would like to schedule a League speaker to address your civic, business or professional group rgarding the Affordable Care Act, please contact LWVF Intern Katie Pospyhalla at: LWVFintern@gmail.com.
This is only the first step, and our work is far from done. We look forward to learning how this law can be improved and working with elected leaders across Florida see it implemented correctly. Expansion of access, reduction of costs, and most importantly, better health for all citizens is truly within our reach.
P.S. If you would like to help the League's efforts to educate Floridians about the Afordable Care Act, please consider making an online donation to our Education Fund here. As you know, every little bit helps!