Susan believes that all Americans deserve affordable, quality health care. Prior to the Affordable Care Act, 50 million Americans were without health insurance and millions more were at risk of losing their insurance. Susan proudly supported the health care reform law and believes we need to work in a bipartisan manner to keep improving our health care system.
Susan has been standing up the attacks on the ACA, opposing numerous attempts to repeal the law.
With the new law now fully implemented, here are some provisions that are already helping San Diego families:
- 20 million previously uninsured Americans have gained health coverage under the ACA
- Individuals are no longer denied coverage based on a pre-existing condition
- Insurance companies can’t cancel policies when a patient gets sick
- 105 million Americans no longer have lifetime limits on health coverage
- Small businesses receive tax credits for covering their workers
- 5.7 million young adults are getting coverage on their parents’ insurance plans
- 9.4 millions of seniors have saved $15 billion on their prescription drugs
To enroll in and learn about health care benefits under the ACA, you may visit www.coveredca.com or call (800) 300-1506. If you have any problems or questions, you may also call my district office at (619) 280-5353.
Susan’s Contribution to the Affordable Care Act
A number of bills Susan has sponsored were included in the final law
Getting women direct access to their OB/GYN – The Women’s Obstetrician and Gynecologist Medical Access Now Act of 2010 provides women direct access to an OB/GYN. It prohibits health insurance plans or issuers from requiring a referral or prior approval for a woman to see an OB/GYN.
Working to Prevent Diabetes – The Diabetes Prevention Act of 2010 provides grants for a community-based approach to preventing new cases of type 2 Diabetes. New cases of diabetes are growing at an alarming rate – even beginning to appear in children – and Susan wants to help reverse this trend.
Maintaining Viability of Birth Centers – The Medicaid Birth Center Reimbursement Act of 2010 preserves crucial maternal healthcare by ensuring Medicaid birth center facility fee payments are made to states. Susan became concerned that the federal government was disallowing federal matching funds for state Medicaid payments for birth center facility fees. Birth centers are part of an essential safety net for Medicaid mothers across the country.