Media Statement: AHCA Threatens Coverage for Millions of Americans

Posted on March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017: For Immediate Release

Attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters

Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its scoring of the recently introduced American Health Care Act (AHCA), which will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” The CBO estimates that by 2018, 14 million fewer Americans would be covered under the AHCA, and by 2026, as many as 24 million fewer Americans would be covered. The CBO also states that insurance premiums could rise as much as 20 percent in the next two years and may decline thereafter, and that the AHCA would likely reduce the federal budget deficit by $337 billion over 10 years.

The MHA has long believed that every American deserves affordable, high-quality healthcare coverage and access to care in the right place at the right time. With these principles front of mind, the MHA remains opposed to the AHCA. We will continue to work diligently with our members of Congress and urge them to take a thoughtful, responsible approach to fixing the Affordable Care Act rather than one that may dismantle coverage for many of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Tags: ACA, repeal and replace, AHCA, Obamacare

Posted in: News Releases, Top Issues - Healthcare

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