1,000 Days is deeply concerned by Wednesday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Access to quality, comprehensive health care helps ensure moms and babies can get the services they need to be healthy and thrive. However, this opinion could jeopardize that access for millions of families.
Over the years, we have heard from families around the country about the positive difference the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made in their lives. We know that families cannot afford to go back. Back to the days where critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions did not exist. Back to when a woman could be charged more for her coverage. Back to when one trip to the ER, one devastating diagnosis or one unexpected medical bill could put a families’ economic security at risk.
Our nation is facing a maternal health crisis and the number of uninsured children has increased for the second year in a row. Dismantling the ACA will not help address these emergencies, but instead will only exacerbate them. While we wait for this case to make it through the judicial system, 1,000 Days will continue working to ensure access to quality health coverage is not a luxury but available to all families in the 1,000-day window and beyond.
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