Several high-profile medical organizations are urging President Trump and the politicians responsible for the American Health Care Act to change course.
Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report that projected the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will cause millions of Americans to lose vital access to health care — as many as 14 million within the first year, with the total number of uninsured climbing to 52 million by 2026.
“As Congress prepares to vote on legislation with life-altering consequences for patients, we urge the House and Senate to keep in mind that the numbers in the CBO analysis involve children, the elderly, the disabled, those battling mental health issues, addiction, chronic disease, cancer, as well as low- and moderate- income families,” Andrew W. Gurman, MD, president of AMA said at the event. “We have repeatedly heard statements pledging to ‘not pull the rug out from under people.’ The analysis by CBO and other organizations indicates otherwise in stark terms and on multiple levels. As physicians from across the country and on the front lines, we urge the House and Senate to go back to the drawing board to develop alternative policies to provide coverage, choice and affordable health care.”
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