Latina mothers hope Supreme Court upholds health care law
The suspense continues on how the Supreme Court will render its ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. If the ruling upholds the law, then millions of families across the nation will continue to benefit from the many provisions in the health care reform law, including access to preventing care, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and letting adult-aged children stay on their parents’ health insurance until they are 26.
These consumer protections are needed because access to healthcare coverage is critical to saving taxpayer funds. People need to be able to get early and consistent healthcare treatment so that illnesses don’t become catastrophic in both health and expenses. The ability to get prevention and early care not only helps families, it also saves money and keeps people in the labor force.
According to the White House, an astonishing 9 million Latinos could gain health care coverage thanks to the health care reform. Since its passage two years ago, Latina mothers from all over the country have written to MomsRising.org – an online and on-the-ground advocacy group with over one million members — to share how the health care reform law has helped make their families stronger and healthier.
Take the case of Ms. Lúz Villafana, a grandmother in California who had breast cancer. Ms. Villafana celebrated that the health care reform law mandated her health insurance company not to cancel her benefits or put a cap on coverage because of her illness.
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