Congresswoman Clarke’s Tweets on the Affordable Care Act
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who this week won the Democratic primary for the 11th Congressional district, says we’re already benefiting from it.
Storified by Ditmas Park Corner · Thu, Jun 28 2012 11:36:38
This morning, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act, and this afternoon, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who this week won the Democratic Primary for our 11th District, has these notes about the benefits of ACA in our area.Here in Brooklyn, in the 11th Congressional district, the #AffordableCareAct has already provided:Yvette D. Clarke390 small businesses with tax credits to help maintain or expand health care coverage for their employees. #AffordableCareActYvette D. Clarke5,100 young adults with health insurance. #AffordableCareActYvette D. Clarke23,000 children and 100,000 adults received health insurance for preventive services without co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles.Yvette D. Clarke46,000 seniors received Medicare preventive services without paying any co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles. #AffordableCareActYvette D. Clarke$2.5 million in public health grants had been given to community healthcare providers to improve the community’s health. #AffordableCareActYvette D. ClarkeOne of the major health care problems that Clarke spoke to us about recently is the state of our hospital system in Brooklyn.
“To the extent that we can, we’ll try to leverage some federal support to keep from having all these institutions implode at once,” she said. “Any one of these institutions going down will mean a tremendous hardship in the community as far as accessing healthcare and also employment, as so many people are employed by these institutions.”Hopefully she can help with that going forward.Until then, what are your thoughts on ACA? Could this help you, or are you moving to Canada?