This week takes on great importance in the future of health care in the United States, as the House of Representatives is now scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) this Thursday. At the same time, Speaker Ryan announced yesterday that there would be some substantial changes to the bill (amendments) made that would make it more likely that House Republicans would vote in favor of the bill.
PLEASE take the time TODAY to call your Representative in Congress and tell them to move to hold any vote until the CBO has released a new score.
NPR has done an outstanding job of collecting the published opinions of all of our House of Representative legislators regarding the AHCA. You can find out what your local Representative to Congress has said before giving them a call.
Here’s the link to that article: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/10/519629973/new-health-care-bill-find-out-where-your-member-of-congress-stands
The Center for American Progress has analyzed the CBO scores for the AHCA and allocated the cutbacks across all states based on current enrollment data. You can look up how many people who will lose health insurance or Medicaid for your district.
You can read their analysis here at: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2017/03/17/428601/coverage-losses-congressional-district-house-aca-repeal-bill/
A total of 24 million people will be uninsured nationwide by 2026.