Moving Forward: Standing Up for Affordable, Quality Care for You and Your Family
September 20, 2017
YOU SHOULD KNOW:
- The latest healthcare repeal bill, Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson, is moving forward quickly. It could be brought to the floor as early as Tuesday.
- Graham-Cassidy is the worst and most radical version of all repeal plans and would gut healthcare in many states over the next decade. Senate Republicans are rushing the bill with only a sham hearing and without a CBO score that tells us the impact on coverage, premiums and the deficit.
- The bill is moving toward a vote despite facing heavy backlash. Countless healthcare organizations and patients advocates have strongly come out in opposition to the bill. Sixteen patient and provider groups, including the ALS Association, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, American Lung Association and the American Diabetes Association wrote a letter condemning the bill. The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Associationand a group of six medical organizations also oppose it, among others.
- A bipartisan group of governorsare urging senators not to consider the repeal bill and urging senators to continue the bipartisan efforts to stabilize the market.
The bill would cut $215 billion to state funding, forcing states to cover less people or fewer services.