Congressman Yarmuth believes that, as a nation, we have a moral obligation to ensure every citizen has access to quality, affordable health care.
That is why he helped craft and enact the Affordable Care Act, which has lowered costs, strengthened care, and helped millions of Americans gain access to quality, affordable coverage. In the first three months of 2014, more than 400,000 Kentuckians signed up for coverage under the law –– most of them previously uninsured.
Because of the Affordable Care Act, thousands of young adults in Louisville are now have health insurance through their parents’ plans, and tens of thousands of Louisville children can no longer be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition. Seniors are paying hundreds of dollars less for prescription drugs, and are receiving new preventive services through Medicare at no additional cost to them. Louisville adults are now offered free health screenings through their insurance, and families will no longer face the threat of coverage limits, or losing their insurance when someone gets sick.
The law ensures that no one will ever again be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions, women will no longer pay a higher premium than men for the same insurance policy, and tens of thousands of Louisvillians have access to affordable, high-quality insurance options through the health care exchanges.
Congressman Yarmuth believes that in the world's greatest nation, health care must be a right for everyone.