With more than 90 percent of Americans having health coverage, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies believe the Affordable Care Act provides the foundation on which to build a stronger and more equitable health care system that will allow the nation to achieve universal coverage while reducing consumer costs.
We believe everyone should have access to health care, no matter who you are or where you live or what your health status may be. To ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable coverage, lawmakers must enhance and expand the Affordable Care Act to give people the choices they need at a price they can afford.
Nearly 20 MILLION PEOPLE have gained coverage under the ACA.
Source: "Key Facts about the Uninsured Population." Kaiser Family Foundation. December 2019.
86% RECEIVE TAX CREDITS to help them afford coverage.
Source: Marketplace Effectuated Enrollment and Financial Assistance. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2020.
39 STATES have expanded Medicaid.
Source: Status of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions: Interactive Map. Kaiser Family Foundation. Oct. 21, 2020.