Congress is back in Washington and back to their old tricks of trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senate leadership has reiterated that repealing the ACA will be a priority before the end of the month and they are, reportedly, closing in on the votes they need to get it done. We need your help to stop this effort in it's tracks.
The new repeal bill, known as Cassidy-Graham-Heller, is nothing more than a last-ditch effort to repeal the ACA. It would cause virtually all of the same devastating impacts as previous repeal bills already rejected by the Senate, such as:
- cutting health coverage and raising premiums and out-of-pocket costs for millions
- slashing Medicaid, converting the traditional Medicaid program to a per capita cap, and ending the expansion
- allowing states to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions
Doctors and medical students have made it clear it's time to move on from repeal. We expect Congress to work in a bi-partisan manner to stabilize the health insurance marketplaces, protect children’s health, and take steps to help patients afford the coverage they need. It's time to put an end to repeal attempts once and for all.
Join us in calling for Congress to put patients over politics. Tell your Senator to #ProtectOurCare and oppose the Cassidy-Graham-Heller bill: 202-224-3121. And, use this helpful toolkit to make your voice heard on social media.
Yours in service,
Scott Poppen, MD MPA