Congresswoman Frankel believes all Americans deserve access to affordable health care. For far too long, America’s health care system has been too inaccessible and costly for too many hardworking families and small businesses. In 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to lower costs and provide quality health care to all Americans. Millions of people are already enjoying the numerous benefits that this legislation provides, including prohibiting insurance companies from denying insurance for pre-existing conditions or dropping coverage when people get sick.
Like most Americans, Frankel believes we should work out the kinks instead of going back to a system where the insurance companies are in charge. When it comes to the ACA, we need to mend it, not end it. In Florida, approximately 1.6 million people signed up for health care through the new insurance markets – more than any other state. It is vital that we safeguard these important reforms as we move forward in improving our health care system.