National Health Council Statement on Senate Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC (July 18, 2017) -National Health Council Statement on Senate Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

The following statement is from NHC’s Chief Executive Officer, Marc Boutin:

We are disturbed that the Senate would vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement. It is a dangerous idea that will increase the cost of health care exponentially for those with preexisting conditions. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that it puts 32 million people in danger of losing coverage, doubles the cost of premiums, and would collapse the existing insurance marketplaces. Congress needs to come together and work on bipartisan solutions to fix current issues with the ACA, and make sure that Americans, especially those with chronic diseases and disabilities who need it most, have access to meaningful and affordable health care. Anything less puts the health of the country at risk. We deserve better.