The Affordable Care Act Can Help Millions

Your Take: This expert says that blacks and Latinos will benefit if the health care bill is upheld.

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There's no evidence that right-wing Republicans in Congress would retain these benefits or help Americans keep any of these benefits. The Republican House budget consistently aims to cut Medicaid for seniors, children and people with disabilities. Instead of introducing proposals that help close gaps between the richest 1 percent and the rest of us, the GOP still tries to shift economic burdens onto working families.

After her son's health care coverage was restored, McClenty said, "I felt like I'd had a small victory ... I was so grateful for the new health care law."

Now imagine if there were no Affordable Care Act to help women like McClenty and Ybarra.

Gerry Hudson is the international executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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