The Impact of the ACA in Arizona

I hope that as we gather over the next month to exchange views on the important issues facing our country, that we engage folks armed with some hard facts about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the people of Arizona.  There are actual facts out there, as unpopular as facts seem to be right now.  There are 200,000 Arizonans who now have health insurance through the ACA that would have little or no health insurance, relying on emergency care or avoiding care altogether.  There are many young people covered up to age 26 under their parents policies as they complete their educations and move into the workforce.  The ACA prevents discrimination against those of us with exiting health problems, so called pre-existing conditions who were excluded from affordable coverage in the past.  And finally, there are expanded mental health and substance abuse provisions.  All of this progress is in jeopardy if the ACA is repealed.