Letter to the Editor of the Seattle Times
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected yet another attack on the Affordable Care Act [“Supreme Court upholds cornerstone of Obamacare”, Page One, June 26]. The court’s decision is good news for everyone in Washington state and across the country, protecting the tax credits that now make health insurance affordable for millions.
But we should also take this lawsuit as a reminder that transforming our health care system is a project still in the making. As far as we’ve come, lots of work remains.
We must fight to protect the gains of the ACA, including taking advantage of new tools in the law designed to make sure the quality of care we receive doesn’t depend on our race, the language we speak or how much we earn.
But we must also build on those gains here in Washington to ensure we have a health care system where no one is left out and everyone can make health care decisions without fear of falling into medical debt.
I’m part of the Health Care is a Human Right campaign, a multi-year, grassroots effort to bring a truly universal health care system to Washington, and I encourage others to get involved in their communities.
Health reform is here to stay, and that’s great news for all of us. Now, let’s get to the work of realizing its full promise.
Leah Vetter, Seattle
Other letters written by the Health Care Action Team include:
Peter Lucas in the Bainbridge Island Review http://www.bainbridgereview.com/opinion/letters/314348601.html
Joselito Lopez in the Kirkland Reporter http://www.kirklandreporter.com/opinion/letters/310713481.html
Tamara Crane in the Woodinville Weekly http://www.nwnews.com/index.php/local/letters-to-the-editor/11612-letters-to-the-editor-july-6-2015