PCDP Chair Bonnie Heidler released the following statement celebrating the twelve-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law on March 23, 2010 and has made healthcare more affordable and accessible for all American citizens.
“Twelve years ago today, President Obama was able to keep a campaign promise affordable health care for all. The ACA has helped millions of people, who otherwise would not be able to afford it, have access to health care. Democrats made that happen, and the people in 2017 made sure it stayed. Like many in the Pima community, I joined Indivisible and hit the streets to protest in 115 degree weather because Republicans were trying to end the Affordable Care Act through Congress. That battle to stand up for increased access to health care was hard-fought, and we won. Congress could not remove the ACA, no matter what it tried. We must remember to continue this fight for a more equitable society.”