FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2017
Becky Martin, Advocacy Director
National Physicians Alliance
National Physicians Alliance Opposes Newest Republican Health Care Proposal
Statement attributable to Manan Trivedi, MD, MPP, President, National Physicians Alliance
“The National Physicians Alliance remains opposed to the latest health care proposal. In fact, we feel the latest amendment added makes this bad bill even worse. By stripping funding for vulnerable populations receiving Medicaid coverage, taking private coverage away from millions of families, and driving up costs for millions more this proposal continues to be very bad for our patients. However, this new version also allows states to opt out of protections by allowing insurers to charge higher premiums for those with pre-existing conditions and allowing insurers to provide low-quality coverage that does not include “essential health benefits” – like hospitalization, mental health services, and maternity and newborn care. We hope that President Trump and Republicans in Congress once again scrap this bill, and get to the real work of finding solutions to assure all Americans have high quality, equitable and affordable health care.”
*Dr. Trivedi and NPA physicians in states around the country are available for comment.
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