Raleigh – Today, North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin released the following statement on the eight-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has helped more than 20 million previously-uninsured Americans gain health insurance:
“Eight years ago, President Barack Obama signed into law one of the greatest Democratic achievements of the last fifty years, the Affordable Health Care Act. Since then, 20 million Americans have gained access to better care, including hundreds of thousands of families here in North Carolina, while countless others have benefited protections for pre-existing conditions and more.
“Republicans in the General Assembly have stood in lockstep with Washington Republicans to undermine these achievements. General Assembly Republicans continue to deny care to 650,000 North Carolinians while DC Republicans’ sabotage efforts have resulted in millions losing health insurance and higher premiums. This year, Democrats promise to hold Republicans accountable for their attacks on our health care and build on the successes of the ACA to ensure that every North Carolina family has access to affordable, quality health care.”