Issue: AHCA

BCRA Undermines Coverage and the Health of Iowans

In considering any changes to the current system, coverage must be the top priority. The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the health care bill being discussed by the US Senate, raises serious concerns in that regard. It is estimated that 22 million people, including more than 200,000 Iowans, will lose their insurance coverage by 2026.

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AHCA: A Storm Gathering on the Horizon

Obscured by foggy notions of improved fiscal flexibility for states and broader insurance choices for individuals, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will in fact hamstring state budgets and wipe out coverage in ways that endanger the health of thousands of Iowans and the financial viability of the 118 community hospitals they count on.

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IHA Statement: AHCA House Vote

The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) and Iowa’s 118 community hospitals are disappointed with the results of today’s vote in the US House of Representatives on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). We have serious concerns that the proposed legislation would cause harm to vulnerable patients, the health care delivery system, the state budget and the state economy.

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AHCA Remains a Threat to Iowans’ Health

The US House of Representatives is still considering the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a legislative package to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and make major changes to the Medicaid program. A vote could occur yet this week. Iowans should contact their US Representative and ask him NOT to support AHCA if it comes to the House floor for a vote.

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ACA Gains Majority Support for First Time

Fifty-five percent of Americans now support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a major turnaround from five months ago when 42 percent approved and 53 percent disapproved, according to a new Gallup poll. This is the first time a majority of Americans have approved of the health care law, also known as Obamacare, since Gallup first asked about it in this format in November 2012.

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