Twelve nonpartisan patient and provider groups representing millions of Americans issued the following statement ahead of the Senate procedural vote to advance a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA):
A vote to proceed with this legislation is a vote to end health coverage for tens of millions of Americans. According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing the ACA without a replacement would result in 32 million Americans losing health coverage. Additionally, repealing the ACA and replacing it with one of the alternatives proposed by the House or Senate would result in between 22 and 23 million Americans losing vital health coverage.
This current path is unacceptable for the millions of Americans we represent. We urge the Senate to vote 'no' on this motion, and instead work toward a bipartisan approach that strengthens our health care system and ensures access to affordable and adequate health coverage for all Americans.
Patient and Provider Groups
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
March of Dimes
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Health Council
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Organization for Rare Disorders