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National Physicians Alliance Statement on American Health Care Act Vote

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 4, 2017 at 3:44 PM

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed today by the House of Representatives, will lead to 24 million fewer insured Americans, eliminate protections for those with preexisting conditions, gut coverage requirements by eliminating essential health benefits and end Medicaid as we know it.

“As physicians, we know how that this legislation will devastate millions of our patients, increase costs of healthcare and significantly hinder our ability to fight disease. The last-minute changes to this bill only made it worse and the high-risk pools will do little to address the millions of Americans who will face drastically higher premiums simply because of preexisting condition”, said Dr. Manan Trivedi, President of the National Physicians Alliance.

“We urge the Senate to stand up for their constituents and oppose this legislation.”

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National Physicians Alliance can connect reporters to physicians in key states who can address our opposition to this bill and the provisions in it that we know simply will not work.

CONTACT:
Becky Martin, Advocacy Director
National Physicians Alliance
c: 941/518-7051
becky@npalliance.org

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