For Immediate Release - SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Contact: Avram Goldstein 202-587-1634
Washington, DC - Health Care for America Now (HCAN), the nation's leading grassroots health care advocacy organization, released the following statement from HCAN Executive Director Ethan Rome on today's report from the U.S. Census Bureau on health insurance coverage in 2010:
"The Census Bureau report is fresh evidence that full implementation of the Affordable Care Act can't come soon enough. The economy is in rough shape, and when people lose their jobs, they lose their health insurance. The ACA will stop this madness and make sure people have health insurance no matter what happens.
"Even in its first phase of implementation, the health care law has expanded coverage, helping 500,000 young adults get insurance - many of them through new access to their parents' health plans. The numbers of people who will be have access to life-saving health care will grow exponentially in 2014, when the main coverage expansions of the Affordable Care Act take effect."
Health Care for America Now is the nation's leading grassroots health care advocacy organization. HCAN led the fight over the past two years to win passage of health reform and to keep Congress from being steamrolled by corporate special interests.