Small business owners with pre-existing conditions rely on the ACA
The post below is in response to the recent ruling in the case of Texas v. U.S., which further complicates the future of the Affordable Care Act.
A federal appeals court has put the future of the ACA in jeopardy once again, which is devastating for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions — including many solo business owners in our community like me.
I have owned Spot’s — The Place for Paws for 16 years, and my affordable health insurance has allowed my shop to remain open. I’m worried that if the ACA is struck down, I will be denied insurance, and like many others, will be forced to close my business to find employment where I can receive coverage. Millions of people will be devastated if the current pre-existing protections are removed or if coverage becomes too expensive to cover those with health matters that must be treated.
Small business owners shouldn’t be forced to choose between their health and their livelihood. This is why we can’t afford any additional confusion over the healthcare law, and why the ACA must be upheld in full.
-Andrea Deutsch, Owner, Spot’s — The Place for Paws