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Congressman Brendan Boyle Praises the Affordable Care Act on The 5th Anniversary of President Obama Signing the ACA into Law

March 23, 2015
Press Release

[Washington, D.C.] – Today, Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13) announced that, on the 5th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians are benefiting from this landmark health care law.   

“Over the last five years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, millions of Americans have been seeing the benefits of the law, including lower costs and better coverage,” stated Congressman Boyle. “This includes hundreds of thousands of people right here in Pennsylvania.”

Five years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, it is clear that the Affordable Care Act is working:

•    Improving Coverage: Nationwide, thanks to the Affordable Care Act 130 million Americans can no longer be denied coverage due to a “pre-existing condition.” 
•    Improving Affordability: Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, health care prices have risen at the slowest rate in nearly 50 years. Thanks to exceptionally slow growth in per-person costs throughout our health care system, national health expenditures grew at the slowest rate on record from 2010 through 2013. 
•    Improving Quality: The Affordable Care Act has helped improve the quality of health care, contributing to 50,000 fewer patient deaths in hospitals due to avoidable harms, like an infection or medication error.

“Republicans continue to call for the complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the economic security it is providing American families while providing no viable alternative,” Congressman Boyle concluded.  “Instead, we should all be working together to successfully implement the law.  Thanks to the ACA, millions of Americans have gained new access to quality, affordable health care coverage and critical protections for women and individuals ‘pre-existing conditions,’ among else.  I will keep fighting to protect and fully implement the law and ensure that my constituents have the health security and economic security they deserve.”