2:23 PM Eastern - Thursday, January 31, 2013

Nurses Know Best: Obamacare Benefits Everyone #the-healthcare-law

nurse shot.jpgAfter surviving 33 repeal votes in Congress, a Supreme Court challenge and the presidential election, Obamacare is finally the law of the land. Barring any more delays or roadblocks, a whopping 28 million more Americans could gain affordable, secure healthcare by the end of President Obama's second term.

Unfortunately, too many Republican governors are still putting their partisan agenda before the health of their citizens and dragging their feet on delivering the beneifts of the healthcare law. In Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, hundreds of thousands of people are in danger of not having access to affordable healthcare if the governors in those states fail to implement the law.

  • If Governor Christie turns down the expansion of Medicaid in New Jersey, 307,000 low-income people will be left without any kind of healthcare coverage.
  • Turning down the expansion of Medicaid in Ohio would leave 578,000 low-income Buckeye State residents without any kind of healthcare.
  • If Governor Corbett turns down the expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania, 520,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will be left without healthcare coverage.

Residents of those states are taking action and sending letters to their governors urging them to make affordable healthcare available to everyone.

Want to know more about how the ACA benefits everyone? Click the video below of nurses from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East explaining how the law works.

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