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We Must Oppose AHCA

There is not much time as the House of Representatives are currently debating the American Health Care Act on the floor. To the best of my knowledge, this bill would get rid of several of the ACA’s provisions. Specifically:

  • Eliminating essential health benefits
  • Medicaid expansion would be phased out
  • Tax credits will shift from being income-based to age-based
  • Healthy, high income people win
  • Sick, low income people lose
  • Cuts Medicaid by $880 billion
  • Sick people could be charged more for health insurance (ends community rating)

Our contributors – emergency physicians, family physicians, pediatricians, OB/GYNs, and nurses – represent many organizations currently OPPOSED to the bill. You should encourage your member of Congress to oppose it too.

Now is not the time to strike down the ACA.

May the Force be with Us.

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Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP
About Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP

Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP is Founder and Executive Editor of Policy Prescriptions®. A summa cum laude graduate of Morehouse College, Dr. Dark earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He holds a master’s degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He completed his residency training at George Washington University. Currently, Dr. Dark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and a Health Policy Scholar in the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. He produces a health policy podcast for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Dark’s commentary and opinions on this website are his own and do not represent the views of Baylor College of Medicine or the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | YouTube | More Posts