The ACA has led to thousands of our neighbors getting access to healthcare, pushing the number of uninsured persons to historic lows. In addition, the ACA has helped deepen relationships between nonprofit hospitals and CDCs to improve community health, such as through addressing asthma triggers in homes.
Today the House of Representatives will vote on repealing the ACA and replacing it with a new version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Nonpartisan analyses of the original AHCA showed it would strip insurance from millions of our poorest and older neighbors, which would force hospitals to spend more resources on expensive charity care and less on more effective and efficient improvements in community health. The effects of this revised bill could be even worse, though it has had not had time to be scored by the Congressional Budget Office or even read by most Congresspeople.
While the Philadelphia Congressional delegation (Congressmen Brady, Boyle, and Evans) is opposed to this bill, many of the Congresspeople in the Philadelphia region are on the fence. If you live or work in one of these districts they need to hear from you NOW - right away, this morning. Your voice matters so call and urge them to do the right thing: vote NO on repealing the ACA.
Representative Costello (6th District): (610) 696-2982
Representative Meehan (7th District): (610) 690-7323
Representative Fitzpatrick (8th District): (215) 579-8102
Representative Barletta (11th District): (570) 751-0050
Representative Dent (15th District): (610) 562-4281
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