SEIU Statement by L. Toni Lewis, MD: Repealing Healthcare Would Endanger the Lives of 2.5 Million Young Adults

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 15, 2011. L. Toni Lewis, MD, Chair of SEIU Healthcare issued the following statement today in response to a new data from the Department of Health and Human Services that shows that the Affordable Healthcare Act extended insurance to 2.5 million young adults:

“The latest update on the impact of the Affordable Care Act should serve as a wake-up call for lawmakers who are pursuing any and all means to turn the clock back on healthcare reform. The increase in access to quality and affordable healthcare to millions of young adults proves that the law is working. Repeal efforts are an affront to our values, and the lives of the 2.5 million young people that now have health coverage and the millions of other Americans who can now receive critical preventive care.”