Monday, March 19, 2012

Support the Affordable Care Act

Support the Affordable Care Act

ACA SigningAs we prepare to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, Keystone Progress Education Fund is joining with Know Your Care preparing events and actions across Pennsylvania, leading up to the anniversary on Friday, March 23rd. We’ve been working with our partners to capitalize on this great opportunity to make sure that people understand the benefits that are now available to them as a result of the law and to celebrate the millions of Americans who are already benefiting.
We are partnering with dozens of organizations to host educational and celebratory actions that are targeted at Pennsylvania citizens who will benefit from the law.
From a trip to the White House on Friday by 150 Pennsylvanians organized by Keystone Progress, to events organized by PennAction in Bucks County and the NEPA Area Labor Federation, our members and allies are spreading the word about the Affordable Care Act and the many benefits it provides.
Our message throughout the week is that #HealthCareWorks, and we’ll be using the stories of real people to educate their peers about the benefits of the law. Follow us on Twitter at @KnowYourCarePA
• Health care works for women, children, seniors – everyone. More than 86 million Americans received preventive care  such as mammograms and colonoscopies for free in 2011.

• Health care works for young adults: 2.5 million young adults are now insured because of the new health care law.

• Health careworks for seniors: 3.6 million Medicare beneficiaries saved more than $2.1 billion on prescription drugs because of the new health care law.

• Health care works for those with pre-existing conditions. Expanded coverage for those with pre-existing conditions: Nearly 50,000 Americans who were denied coverage now have insurance through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.

• Health care works for small businesses: A growing number of businesses offering health care coverage are taking advantage of tax credits available under the law.
Take your stand to support Healthcare Reform by signing our petition or attending one or more events across Pennsylvania.

In Celebration of Healthcare Reform,
Mike, Jamie, Dan, David
For the Keystone Progress Education Fund Team

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