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The Affordable Care Act Allows More Than 930K Louisianians to Access Free Preventive Care

GOP Plan Would Cause Consumers to Lose Access to Preventive Services with No Co-pay

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Republicans like John Fleming and David Vitter are sticking with their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take away health care benefits under the law, including a provision that 932,000 Louisianians with private health insurance have used to get preventive care services with no out-of-pocket cost.

“Fleming, Vitter and Louisiana’s Republicans in Congress continue to stand in the way of improving health care for Louisiana families,” said Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk. “The GOP’s plan is simple: repeal the Affordable Care Act, take away benefits that lower costs for Louisianians and return to a completely broken system. Under the Affordable Care Act, nearly one million Louisianians have received preventive care with no co-pay. That’s progress, and it’s why Democrats are committed to improving the Affordable Care Act and making it work. Republicans’ only plan is to make the system worse.”

Approximately 105 million Americans — 71 million with private insurance and 34 million on Medicare — have received at least one free preventive health care service, like a flu shot or cancer screening, because of the Affordable Care Act.

For more on how the Affordable Care Act is already improving health care for Louisianians, visit: