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A major win for patients

By Scott Poppen, MD MPA

Dear Robert,

We did it! 

Last night, Senators Collins (ME), Murkowski (AK) and McCain (AZ) came together with all Democrats and Independents to kill the Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and protect the coverage of millions of patients. 

This great victory would not have been possible without you. 

Together, we have spent the last seven months tirelessly fighting off repeal attempts. We flooded congressional offices with calls, held countless meetings with members of Congress, wrote opinion pieces, spoke at local events and gathered in great numbers in Washington, DC at a White Coat Fly-in to make our voices heard with Congressional leaders.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your voices, and those of patients benefiting from the health law, made the difference.  

As we breathe a sigh of relief, we also know the fight to protect our patients' access to care continues. Congressional leaders still support repeal. The Administration remains committed to destabilizing the marketplace and making it harder for consumers to get the coverage they need. We also know that there will be opportunities ahead to build on the progress for our nation’s health.

Take this moment to rest and rejuvenate yourself for the battles to come. Then let’s get back to work fighting the misguided efforts to take away coverage and making health care what it should be; a right for everyone in America.


In solidarity,

Scott Poppen, MD MPA

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