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Health advocacy groups slam Trumpcare changes

  • House Republicans officially released an amendment to their Affordable Care Act repeal bill on Thursday and it’s already being panned by advocacy groups like the American Hospital Association (AHA)
  • The AHA said it “would dramatically worsen” the original bill.
  • The amendment, drafted by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), is a revised version of the GOP’s American Health Care Act, the Republican health care plan that failed to passthe House in March.
  • The proposed changes allow insurers to waive popular provisions of the ACA — including “essential health benefits” such as prescription drugs and hospitalization — while also allowing insurance companies to charge sick Americans more for coverage. 
  • House Republicans, however, exempted members of Congress and their staff from being impacted by those changes, Vox reported Tuesday.
  • For that reason, major organizations — from the American Medical Association to the Catholic Health Association — have come out strongly against the changes, which they say make the GOP’s ACA repeal bill worse. Read more (4/27/17 2:20 PM)

The last picture of all four Beatles together, 1969.

At the walls of the Peter and Paul Fortress. 

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