AMA letter to Congress on AHCA

March 23, 2017

March 22, 2017

Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi:
Due to projections that enactment of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will result in millions of Americans losing health insurance coverage, the American Medical Association (AMA) must express our opposition to the proposal currently before the House of Representatives. The need to stabilize the individual insurance market and make other improvements in the Affordable Care Act is well understood. However, as physicians, we also know that individuals who lack health insurance coverage live sicker and die younger than those with adequate coverage. We encourage all members of Congress to engage in an inclusive and thorough dialogue on appropriate remedies. We cannot, however, support legislation that would leave health insurance coverage further out of reach for millions of Americans.

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