AMA Speaks Out Against Republicans’ Health Care Plan
"Each bill results in millions more Americans without health insurance coverage, weakened markets, less access to affordable coverage and care, and the undermining of funding for state Medicaid programs," Dr. James L. Madara, the group's CEO, said in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). Media outlets look at how small businesses and others are reacting to the proposed legislation, as well.
The Associated Press:
Doctors' Group Tells Senate To Fix, Not Repeal 'Obamacare'
The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace. The American Medical Association said proposed Republican bills — one to repeal and replace the 2010 health law, the other to repeal only — would cause too many people to lose coverage. (Johnson, 7/21)
The New York Times:
Small Businesses Split Over Republican Health Plans
Small-business owners have been some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act. One trade group fought the overhaul all the way to the Supreme Court. But for many solo entrepreneurs and freelancers, the seeming collapse of the Senate’s efforts to repeal and replace the law came as a relief. (Cowley, 7/23)
Thousands Of Nuns Urge Senators To Vote Against Obamacare Repeal
Thousands of American nuns have signed a letter to senators asking them to reject the Republican plan to bring up a health care bill this week that they say is "immoral and contrary to the teachings of our Catholic faith." (Singer, 7/23)