Tuesday, January 18, 2011

VOICE OF VIETNAMESE AMERICANS URGES THE 112TH CONGRESS TO NOT REPEAL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Tuesday January 18, 2011 Contact: Genie Nguyen
Phone: 703-593-7182

VOICE OF VIETNAMESE AMERICANS URGES THE 112TH CONGRESS
TO NOT REPEAL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT


Washington, D. C: This Tuesday 18, 2011, Voice of Vietnamese Americans strongly urges the United States 112th Congress to not repeal the Affordable Care Act, in light of the essential medical needs of low income families and under-represented Americans nationwide. Repealing the Affordable Care Act is detrimental to our health, our economy, and our country.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act is undermining the struggles of our whole nation to overcome the biggest challenges in more than half a century: that of having reliable health care provided by affordable policies from accountable medical insurance companies.

According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, repealing the Affordable Care Act will add hundreds of billions to the deficit, will increase costs for those who are covered, and result in 32 million fewer people receiving coverage. Health care reform continues to provide greater freedom and control in our health care choices. Only when the people have more choices, can insurance companies strive to offer better health care with more affordable prices.

We need to stop insurance companies from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, from pursuing profits with no accountability, from raising rates arbitrarily on families and businesses and canceling coverage when people get sick. We need to place a check and balance in the system so insurers do return to promoting their own financial health at the expense of those seeking care.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans urges members in the 112th Congress to place yourself in the shoes of:
-- A senior who fell into the "donut hole" of prescription drug coverage and needed help covering that cost;
-- A young adult who can benefit from staying on your parents' insurance until age 26;
-- A single woman who is the head of her household and constantly worries about her insurer dropping her coverage unexpectedly if she or someone on her policy gets sick or injured;
-- A small-business owner trying to compete with large employers while providing insurance to your employees;
-- A taxpayer worried about the national deficit.

With repeal estimated to add $230 billion to the deficit over the next 10 years, the 112th Congress’s first agenda will delay our economic recovery and significantly impact small businesses in job creation.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans urges the 112th Congress to work for the people’s real interests, to reach across the aisles, to find solutions to build on our recovery and make the United States more competitive internationally: that is with a strong, healthy workforce with affordable health care for all.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans salutes the wise men and wise women selected by the people across the nation to be in our Congress. This first day of the United States 112th Congress, Voice of Vietnamese Americans strongly urges all of the House Representatives to pay attention to the under-represented people, who are in need of the Affordable Care Act.

Kindly be considerate and do not repeal the Affordable Care Act.

May God Bless America.


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Voice of Vietnamese Americans is a non-profit organization working to advocate for a better America.


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