Adapted from Healthcare for All Virginians (HAV), March 20, 2017
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) will be up for consideration in the House Committee on Rules on Wednesday, March 22. It is likely that this piece of legislation will move quickly to be considered on the House floor on Thursday, March 23 – the anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.
The AHCA as its written will adversely affect the economically disadvantaged, people with disabilities, women and children, and the elderly. View this webinar from VaOHC executive director Sarah Holland to learn more about how the AHCA may impact vulnerable Virginians, Medicaid and oral health coverage.
HAV has put together a list of resources that delve further into the AHCA and its potential impact on Americans.
- As Vote on GOP Health Care Bill Nears, Find Out Where Members of Congress Stand
- What Could a Medicaid Per Capita Cap Mean for Low-Income People on Medicare?
- Updated Talking Points: The House Plan Ends the Medicaid Expansion
- House Tax Credits Would Make Health Insurance Far Less Affordable in High-Cost States
- House Republic Health Plan Shifts $370 Billion in Medicaid Costs to States
- Letters in opposition to the House GOP health plan from the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, and AARP
- Vox list of groups opposed to AHCA (includes a chart and links to all of their statements).
Additionally, HAV has organized a letter writing campaign to tell House Members and Congress to vote NO on AHCA.
If you have any questions about the resources or information above, contact Sarah Bedard Holland at 804.269.8721 or sholland [at] vaoralhealth [dot] org.