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Friday, March 24, 2017

You Did It! The American Health Care Act Failed

You did it! Thanks to your calls and actions, the House failed to pass the American Health Care Act. As our Executive Director Ron Pollack said about the news:

"This result is a tremendous development for all those who made their outrage heard in the halls of Congress. We will continue to be vigilant that the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid will not be undermined through legislation or any other administrative actions.  

Thankfully, today’s failure to pass the GOP health bill means that health care coverage of 24 million people is safeguarded. It means that seniors, children, people with disabilities, and working families who rely on the Medicaid safety net will be protected. And the benefit guarantees – like  mental health and maternity care – will continue to be provided."

What now? 

The bill is dead. This battle is over! It’s time to take a deep breath, re-energize, and stay vigilant.

We need to make sure Representatives understand that any future changes to the health care system keep coverage equally affordable and available to as many people, and protect the Medicaid safety net. 

Thank Representatives Who Opposed the Bill

Thank your Rep if he or she opposed the bill and tell them you support upholding the gains the ACA has made for coverage and care.