United Way believes everyone should have access to quality, affordable health care. United Way also knows the importance of investing in community-based prevention to keep people healthy in the first place. We know access to coverage and prevention help build a better world for our kids, stronger families, a secure middle class, and our country’s competitiveness.
In light of today’s Supreme Court decision, United Way will continue to work with our corporate, community, and government partners to connect as many Americans to health insurance coverage and healthy choices as possible
Millions of California children have already benefited directly from the Affordable Care Act:
• 576,000 California children with pre-existing conditions like asthma and diabetes no longer have to worry about being denied health coverage;
• 435,000 California young adults have been able to get health insurance through their parent’s coverage;
• 1.6 million California children are receiving expanded coverage of preventive services without co-pays;
• 3.2 million California children no longer face lifetime limits on health benefits; and
• 4.5 million California children with Medi-Cal or Healthy Families have had their coverage protected and strengthened.
We recognize the hard work needed to get all eligible children and individuals enrolled as the law continues to be implemented. We must build upon the substantial progress for children’s health care under the law and work until every child is guaranteed access to comprehensive, affordable health care.
For United Way Worldwide’s official statement, click here.