In a report released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, 23 million people would lose insurance coverage by 2026 if the AHCA bill passed in the House of Representatives were to be enacted.
In response, Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Consulting Medical Director Dr. Anne Davis issued the following statement:
“Congress isn’t interested in addressing the vocal, widespread opposition from patients, families, and doctors across the country.”
“Today’s report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows that this new American Health Care Act (AHCA) still takes insurance for millions of families off of the table. Comprehensive reproductive health care would still move out of reach, especially for millions of low-income people, because of this bill’s attacks on Medicaid, Planned Parenthood, and abortion coverage. This report confirms that Congress isn’t interested in addressing the vocal, widespread opposition from patients, families, and doctors across the country. We are sounding the alarm: the AHCA will do harm, and it won’t keep Americans healthy.
The Affordable Care Act has been life-changing for our patients. Let’s go forward, and not cut off that lifeline. We implore Congress to reject the AHCA and do better for our patients.”