Act to put patients before politics!
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In March, Republican Congressional leaders introduced their blueprint for health system reform known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). After a failed attempt at passage, Congress returned from recess with changes that take an already flawed bill and make it even worse.
As currently drafted, this legislation would result in millions of Americans losing health care coverage and benefits. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office last month estimated 14 million could lose coverage in 2018 in addition to a projected $880 billion cut to Medicare over the next decade.
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 meaningful health care coverage out of reach for many Americans.
And now, GOP leaders want to allow states the ability to opt-out of the pre-existing conditions protections, which could lead to millions more at risk of losing coverage or being priced out by skyrocketing premiums. This is simply unacceptable and cannot happen.
Make your voice heard – contact your lawmakers today and urge them to keep millions of Americans insured by saying no to AHCA!
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