National Farmer's Union President Roger Johnson sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives today urging them to oppose H.R. 2, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that have already begun to have a positive effect on rural Americans’ access to health care include relief from the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole” for an aging rural population, coverage for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions, parents’ ability to retain children on their insurance policy until age 26, the elimination of lifetime and annual dollar limits, and a small business tax credit to help rural small business owners afford insurance for their employees,” the letter said.
“NFU has been fighting for meaningful, comprehensive, universal health care reform for underserved rural populations for more than 20 years. I urge you to enforce the ACA, oppose H.R. 2, and continue moving towards a health care system that covers everyone in America.”
For full details, click here to view a PDF of the letter.