National ADAPT statement in response to passage of AHCA in the House

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National ADAPT statement in response to passage of AHCA in the House

May 4, 2017

The ADAPT Community is gravely concerned by the House of Representatives’ ill-considered passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The legislation, which received significant amendments only days before the vote, has serious problems which House Republicans – in their haste to pass something and declare victory – have refused to address.

This legislation – if it were to pass the Senate and become law – will have a truly devastating impact on seniors and people with disabilities. It will:

  • Destroy the insurance protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions that allow them to receive necessary healthcare services;
  • Undercut access to vital Medicaid healthcare as well as long-term services and supports (LTSS) needed by older and disabled Americans; and
  • Eliminate the incentive to provide community-based services to disabled Americans established in the Community First Choice Option.

 

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