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Over 200 Organizations Oppose Graham-Cassidy Health Care Proposal

September 26, 2017

This proposal will likely not even see a Senate vote as it is so darn unpopular.

The letter, signed by 237 organizations, details the coalition’s concerns with several of the bill’s provisions and highlights the ways the proposed law would impact individuals and families living in poverty, people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, seniors, and individuals with limited English proficiency—in other words, “America’s traditionally underserved communities, which our organizations represent.”

The groups, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Health Law Program, the National Partnership for Women & Families, are specifically concerned that:

  • Underserved individuals and communities that have gained healthcare coverage through the ACA will lose it under this bill;
  • Medicaid recipients—including “one of every five individuals in the United States, including one of every three children, 10 million people with disabilities, and nearly two-thirds of people in nursing homes”—will suffer because the bill halts Medicaid expansion and overhauls how the federal government distributes funding to the states;
  • “The ‘defunding’ of Planned Parenthood would prevent more than half of its patients from getting affordable preventive care, including birth control, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and well-women exams at Planned Parenthood health centers, often the only care option in their area;”
  • Because the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was unable to fully score the bill in time for the pending vote this week, “we do not yet have a complete understanding of the full devastation that Graham-Cassidy would bring.”

 

2 Comments
  1. September 26, 2017 4:19 PM

    Exactly, Peter. And so many of those who would have felt the blunt edge of the GOP plan would have been those Trump voters.

  2. September 26, 2017 1:28 PM

    Those “underserved communities” are the same ones despised by the GOP’s donors & enablers. Who’d a thunk it.

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