The New ACA Repeal Bill Is Even More Reckless

The leaders in Congress marked their return to session and President Trump’s first 100 days in office by trying once again to repeal the lifesaving coverage of Affordable Care Act. In response to the proposed bill, Physicians for Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper issued the following statement:

“President Trump will have spent his first 100 days in office attacking our nation’s health care. This new proposed ACA repeal bill has the same dangerous ingredients as the reckless bill that failed in Congress a month ago in the wake of vocal, widespread opposition from patients across the county. It will still put comprehensive reproductive health care out of reach for millions of women, especially low-income women, by attacking Medicaid, Planned Parenthood, and abortion coverage. On top of that, this new bill goes further by allowing states to opt out of providing protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, making premiums impossibly out of reach for these patients. It’s reprehensible that any of our elected officials would vote to reduce Americans’ health care coverage, and it’s just bad leadership to keep trying to pass such flawed bills.”