From the day it was signed into law, House Republicans have done everything they could to delay, dismantle, and defund the Affordable Care Act.
And now that some people are experiencing glitches on the healthcare.gov website, these same lawmakers are full of blustery outrage over what isn't working. Rather than working to fix it, they're assigning blame. Some are even calling on Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius to resign — and calling her to testify in front of the House today.
The truth is, these politicians don't care about fixing the law. They're not interested in Secretary Sebelius' efforts to expand access to health care. And they don't care about the fact that millions have been visiting healthcare.gov and the state marketplace sites. They just want to score political points, discredit Obamacare, and distract from what's important: making sure all Americans can access affordable health care.
Even before the new marketplaces went live, Obamacare was already making a difference for millions of Americans. Birth control is now available without copay to millions, and lifesaving cancer screenings and well-woman visits are now considered preventive care — covered by law as part of your premium.
That's why it's so important to address what isn't working as soon as possible, not waste time pointing fingers, grandstanding, and delaying efforts to get women and families covered. Make sure they hear from you today.
Together we can make sure all Americans can sign up for accessible, affordable health care, no matter what. Thank you for standing up for women's health once again.
| Sincerely, |