Act to put patients before politics!
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In early March, Republican Congressional leaders introduced their blueprint for health system reform known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). As currently drafted, this legislation would result in millions of Americans losing health care coverage. In fact, 14 million could lose coverage in 2018, according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Not only will millions lose coverage under the proposed AHCA, but replacing income-based premium subsidies with age-based tax credits makes coverage more expensive for poor and sick Americans. This change puts health care coverage out of reach for many Americans.
As Congress works through this legislation, it’s crucial that changes be made to ensure those currently covered are protected. Americans, including low and moderate income individuals, must be able to secure affordable and meaningful coverage! And, Medicaid (as well as other critical safety net programs) must be protected and appropriately funded. The current AHCA would result in the most vulnerable population losing their coverage, and this is simply unacceptable.
Make your voice heard – contact your lawmakers today and urge them to make these critical changes!
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