The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on the GOP’s proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would replace the Affordable Care Act that was enacted during the Obama administration. Today is the day to act to prevent passage of this bill that would have such negative impacts on the American people.
- In 38 years advocating for doctors, patients I’ve never seen a bill that will do more harm to health than AHCA bill being voted on Thursday. Bob Doherty, American College of Physicians
- The American Healthcare Act would phase out Medicaid expansion under the ACA, gets rid of the individual mandate, charges a 30 percent premium surcharge to people without continuous coverage in the individual market, and defunds Planned Parenthood. Americans most affected by this plan are women, low-income people, the elderly, and people with mental illnesses — but it’s likely that all Americans will lose out under this plan. Casey Quinlan, Think Progress
Trumpcare is Robin Hood in reverse. It robs from the elderly, people with disabilities, and poor children to give massive tax giveaways to millionaires and billionaires. Nancy Altman, Co-Director Social Security Works
Trumpcare is officially known as the American Health Care Act, but that’s a lie. It isn’t a bill to provide health care, but exactly the opposite ― a bill to take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans, especially those who are older, poorer, and sicker, in order to pay for massive tax giveaways for the wealthy and corporations. The bill cuts $880 billion from Medicaid, and cuts taxes primarily for rich people by about the same amount. Alex Lawson, Social Security Works
- Donald Trump’s campaign vow to repeal Obamacare is now fast-tracked in Congress…. But the promise will also have another intended consequence if fully repealed: It will severely damage Medicare, which Republicans also fervently want to dismantle and privatize. John Wasik, Forbes
- The Republicans have introduced The American Health Care Act as a proposal to replace Obamacare. Unfortunately, the American Health Care Act could leave you with thousands in extra insurance expenditures if you’re older but not yet old enough to be Medicare-eligible. USA Today
- The American Psychological Association voiced serious concern regarding the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it would reduce mental health and substance use coverage for millions of Americans enrolled in Medicaid and contribute to the loss of coverage for millions more individuals. American Psychological Association
Today is the day to be heard. Call your representatives.