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Here's Why the American Health Care Act, also known as the AHCA, is a Very Bad Idea for People with Disabilities

People like Alana could loose life-saving Medicaid home care if the AHCA is passed by Congress

Act now!

Call Your Senators and Representatives Today to Stop Medicaid Cuts and Health Care Repeal

202-224-3121

Within hours of Paul Ryan’s announcement of the American Health Care Act, press releases from disability rights organizations started to appear in my mailboxes and social-media feeds. The messages were consistent. First, the AHCA’s approach to Medicaid reform would end the program as we know it, spiraling millions of disabled Americans into poverty or back into institutions.

Recognizing that they don't have the votes for a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans opted for a reconciliation bill that effectively picks the ACA apart, turning it into legislative Swiss cheese. At this point, it seems to provide more questions than answers about the future of health care in America.

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