Congress must work to pass bipartisan legislation that improves the health and wellbeing of Americans by expanding access to insurance coverage, bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, and investing in rural hospitals.
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Today, following news that Congressional leaders cancelled votes on the American Health Care Act, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called the move a positive opportunity to start on real work for rural Arizona, those nearing retirement, and hardworking families.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his plan to vote against the Republican-led American Health Care Act (AHCA) due, in part, to the negative impact it will have on rural hospitals, low-income families, and Americans nearing retirement age.
Today, the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO), released analysis of the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s health care legislation. If passed, the analysis estimates 14 million people would lose health insurance in 2018, with that number climbing to 24 million within the decade. The legislation nearly doubles the uninsured rate for individuals under 65 compared to current law.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran denounced the recently released GOP health care replacement plan. If signed into law, this plan would devastate rural hospitals, repeal coverage for low-income workers, and saddle millions of Americans with higher costs for less care.
WASHINGTON — Native Americans, Alaska Natives and a bipartisan group of their allies — including current and former Arizona lawmakers — are worried that repeal of the Affordable Care Act will also eliminate a non-controversial portion of that law that commits federal funding for tribal health care around the country, a move that the National Indian Health Board warns would be “catastrophic.”