It’s National Public Health Week, which serves as a reminder that while President Biden and Democrats are working to build on the progress made by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and lowering the cost of prescription drugs, Republicans are pushing an agenda to repeal the critical health care bill.
In recent weeks, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson admitted that the ACA should be repealed if Republicans take back power, making it clear that Republican control could mean for North Carolinians’ health care: higher premiums, higher prescription drug prices, and no protections for preexisting conditions.
“This National Public Health Week, the stakes couldn’t be higher when it comes to North Carolinians’ health care. President Biden and Democrats are strengthening the Affordable Care Act and cutting costs for 670,000 North Carolinians, which was made possible by the American Rescue Plan that every single Republican in North Carolina voted against. Meanwhile, if Republicans take control, North Carolinians can count on higher costs for health care and prescription drugs. North Carolinians deserve to know where Republicans stand when it comes to their health care,” said NCDP Spokesperson Ellie Dougherty.