Protecting the health care system
Congressman Denny Heck opposes repealing the Affordable Care Act, and believes Congress should work together to fix the existing law in a bipartisan way rather than getting rid of the Affordable Care Act entirely.
Prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance plans routinely denied coverage to individuals with a pre-existing health condition, charged higher premiums and refused to cover expenses related to certain health issues. Patient protections that have been in place since the law passed prohibit pre-existing condition exclusions, ban annual and lifetime benefit limits and prohibit coverage being canceled because of a health condition.
For more information on the impact of an Affordable Care Act repeal on Washington state's 10th Congressional District, click here.
More resources on the Affordable Care Act
- 10 health care benefits covered in the Health Insurance Marketplace
- Preventative care benefits for: adults, children, and women
- Health benefits for mental health and substance abuse
- Using health care benefits for prescription drugs
To share your story about how the Affordable Care Act (or "Obamacare") has helped your or your family, visit the ACA Works page.