See What’s at Stake in the Health Care Fight In One Convenient Chart

As the debate heats up on the Trump administration/Congressional push to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, we invite you to see how the plans will affect American families and individuals.

Take a look at this new, clearly outlined, compelling chart. In it, we compared the policies of the Affordable Care Act with a comprehensive alternative system, Medicare for all — the approach favored by nurses and a majority of the public — and then looked at the general direction of replacement ideas being discussed by Republican members of Congress.

After reviewing it, we think you’ll see that a Medicare-for-all system it the only way to go!

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Chart Sources:

(1) Pre-ACA and ACA Number of Uninured is from the US Census Bureau, appropriate years 
 (2) David U. Himmelstein, MD, Deborah Thorne, PhD, Elizabeth Warren, JD, and Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH.
Medical Bankruptcy in the United States, 2007: Results of a National Study — The American Journal of Medicine, Vol 122, No 8, August 2009.
 (3) David U. Himmelstein, MD, Deborah Thorne, PhD, Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH.
Medical Bankruptcy in Massachusetts: Has Health Reform Made a Difference? — The American Journal of Medicine. March 2011Volume 124, Issue 3, Pages 224–228.
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2016 Employer Health Benefits Survey, Sep 14, 2016. 
 (5)
Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey, 2016. 
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Pre-Existing Conditions, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 
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Republicans say they’ll protect you if you have a pre-existing condition. Don’t believe it. 
 (8) Archived webpage:
State Coverage Initiatives — Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 
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Young Adult Coverage, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 
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Can my health insurance company cancel my policy for any reason? Feb 1, 2001. 
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Cancellation & Appeals, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 
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Health Insurance Appeals and Exception Requests. 
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Appealing Health Plan Decisions, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 
 (14) Essential Services include: Emergency Services, Hospitalizations, Laboratory Services, Maternity Care, Mealth Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Outpatient, or Ambulatory Care, Pediatric Care, Prescription Drugs, Preventive Care, Rehabilitative and rehabilitative Services, and Vision and Dental for Children 
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Preventive Care, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 
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The Health Care Law’s 10 Essential Benefits
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How Obamacare improved mental health coverage. By Louise Norris, February 16, 2016. 
 (18)
Private Insurance Coverage of Contraception. By Laurie Sobel, Adara Beamesderfer, and Alina Salganicoff; 12/7/2016. 
 (19)
Birth control benefits
 (20)
How Obamacare improved mental health coverage. By Louise Norris, February 16, 2016.