Since taking control of both the White House and Congress earlier this year, Republican lawmakers have wasted no time in their efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act. As Congress has worked to waive, defer, or delay implementation of the law’s provisions, dismantling it piece by piece, the millions of Americans who rely on it for coverage are facing uncertainty about how they will afford health care in the future.
Faced with losing something they love, health policy experts, doctors and analysts have taken to Twitter to proclaim their affections for the soon-to-be-dismantled healthcare law. Under the hashtag #healthpolicyvalentines, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, folks are penning 140-character-or-less poems declaring their devotion to good healthcare policy. Because nothing says romance like affordable healthcare.
In love and insurance coverage, it seems, you often don’t know what you had until it’s gone.