CHA Statement on Passage of the American Health Care Act

Sister Carol Keehan, DC, President & Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)

May 4, 2017— The Catholic Health Association is deeply disappointed with today’s vote in the House of Representatives to approve legislation that threatens the health coverage millions of Americans have gained through the Affordable Care Act. In addition, the proposed restructuring and cuts to Medicaid in the American Health Care Act will have devastating consequences for the many poor and vulnerable populations who rely on the program. The most recent amendments to the bill did nothing to alleviate those concerns, and in fact have made the legislation even more troubling by jeopardizing important protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

As this legislation moves now to the Senate, CHA will continue to work with lawmakers to address these issues. And on behalf of those we serve in Catholic health care, we will continue to advocate a health care system in which accessible and affordable health coverage is available for everyone.

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