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Indiana Democrats mark 13th anniversary of Affordable Care Act

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(HAMILTON COUNTY REPORTER) — The Indiana Democratic Party on Thursday celebrated the 13th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by former President Barack Obama.

Over 515,000 additional Hoosiers are covered by Medicaid expansion and over 185,000 more are insured through the ACA marketplace. The law requires insurance companies to cover Hoosiers with preexisting conditions and allowed thousands of young people in Indiana the opportunity to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.

“Due to the Affordable Care Act, over 700,000 additional Hoosiers have quality, affordable healthcare coverage,” Indiana Democratic Party Chair Mike Schmuhl said. “In addition, millions more in our state benefit from the ACA’s cost-saving provisions that have lowered premiums and brought coverage rates to an all-time high. Hoosier Democrats are united against all efforts to undermine the ACA, and Representatives Frank Mrvan and André Carson are working hard every day to expand coverage and lower prescription drug costs even further.”