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May 4, 2017: Statement by Children’s Defense Fund–Texas on Health Care Repeal Vote

Statement by Children’s Defense Fund–Texas on Health Care Repeal Vote

AUSTIN, TX – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) despite deep concerns about the bill.

If approved by the Senate and President Trump, the legislation will:

  • Lead to 24 million more uninsured Americans;
  • Increase the cost of insurance for millions of Americans, particularly those over age 50, in rural areas, and/or on a tight budget;
  • Cut Medicaid funding and protections for Texas children, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities.
  • Allows states to strip protections for pre-existing conditions; and
  • Allow states to strip requirements for insurance companies to cover essential benefits such as maternity care, prescription drugs, and mental health care.

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2018-07-26T13:15:02-06:00July 26th, 2018|
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