Following Analysis, Hospitals Speak Out Against Republicans’ Health Plan
"We cannot support legislation that the Congressional Budget Office clearly indicates would jeopardize coverage for millions of Americans," said Rick Pollack, president of the American Hospital Association. AARP is also against the legislation.
Hospitals Worry About The 23 Million That Would Lose Coverage Under AHCA
The House's version of the Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace bill would leave 23 million more people uninsured and save the federal government $119 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. And that has hospitals wondering how they'll care for those uninsured. In its highly anticipated scoring of the American Health Care Act, the CBO said the bill, by 2026, would reduce the federal deficit by $32 billion less than an earlier version of the bill that the nonpartisan budget office analyzed. (Lee, 5/24)
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AARP President Explains Opposition To American Health Care Act
The AARP has been outspoken in its opposition to the American Health Care Act, which was passed by the House earlier this month. The organization, which represents nearly 38 million adults age 50 and over, says the bill creates an age tax, harms people with pre-existing conditions and weakens Medicare. (Ochoa, 5/25)