Thanks Obamacare campaign releases video highlighting health care gains under ACA
DENVER – Today the Thanks Obamacare campaign is releasing a new video (http://youtu.be/4pcSedEOXmA) featuring photos of everyday Americans – babies, families and seniors – desperate to maintain the health care benefits of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Timed to precede the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, their consistent message is don’t deny us crucial health care benefits.
“Americans are depending on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare,” said Serena Woods, Colorado Consumer Health Initiatives’ director of strategic engagement. “Health care reform is helping ordinary Coloradans get the health care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.”
The video highlights important health care protections that are now in place for Americans including:
• 50,000 people with pre-existing conditions are now covered
• 2.5 million young adults under age 26 can stay on their parents’ health plan
• 51 million seniors are saving $3.2 billion in prescription drug costs
• 54 million can now access preventive care with no co-pays or cost sharing
“Obamacare is helping folks. There’s no doubt about that.” said Jen Caltrider of ProgressNow Colorado Education. “Since we launched the Thanks Obamacare campaign last Fall, we’ve heard hundreds and hundreds of stories from people whose lives have been changed for the better because of Obamacare. Now these same people are simply asking, ‘Don’t Deny Us.’”
The Thanks Obamacare campaign launched in October 2011 with an online video, a website –ThanksObamacare.org – featuring a Top 10 list of why Americans should thank Obamacare and an ongoing social media campaign that has reached millions of people in Colorado and across the country. The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education are partners in the Thanks Obamacare campaign, and intend to continue the education campaign throughout the implementation of Obamacare in 2014.
To set up an interview with featured individual Keith Duner, CCHI’s Serena Woods or ProgressNow Colorado Education’s Jen Caltrider, please call Jenny Davies-Schley at 720-296-9545.
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative represents 50+ Colorado health organizations with more than 500,000 health care consumer members, advocating for affordable, accessible, quality health care for all Coloradans.
ProgressNow Colorado Education is the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization.