During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal lawmakers in the U.S. passed a slew of emergency healthcare policies in order to keep Americans healthy and safe. Now, however, some of these important changes have expired - putting people's wellbeing in jeopardy.Sign now to tell the U.S. Congress: keep millions of Americans insured! Protect Medicaid access!
One of these key changes ensured that millions of Americans would have health insurance, by removing previous provisions that cut people off from Medicaid. This change was so successful that the rate of uninsured people dropped to just 8% - a historic low and huge victory for healthcare access.But that program has just expired, and now as many as 15 million Americans are at risk of losing their Medicaid coverage.
Congress must act quickly to ensure people can still receive the healthcare they need!
For Americans who are not insured through an employer, finding affordable healthcare coverage can be logistically confusing, as well as financially impossible. Yet it's also vital, because being uninsured is dangerous. Research shows that people who don't have insurance are less likely to seek medical care even when they have an urgent health issue. On average, they are sicker and more likely to die than people who have health insurance.
protect Medicaid access to help keep millions of Americans healthy and alive. This is a life or death issue.Congress must act before millions of Americans become uninsured! Sign the petition to tell our legislators: take action and protect Medicaid access now!