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Letter: Repealing ACA will hurt families

In these uncertain times, working families value the safety and security of health coverage more than ever. Some members of Congress are discussing making major changes to our core health system in the United States, including repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement and making major, damaging changes to Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare.

Repealing the ACA alone would leave tens of millions of Americans — almost 30 million people — without the security of health coverage and affect millions more who have benefited greatly from the new law through improvements such as free preventive care and people with pre-existing conditions no longer being denied coverage.

In order to keep our families safe and our economy and communities healthy we must have quality, affordable health care.

Kris Johnson

Iowa City

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