AMA urges Senate to oppose Graham-Cassidy legislation

The American Medical Association distributed the following press release on September 19…

The American Medical Association (AMA) today outlined its opposition to the Graham-Cassidy legislation [that is under consideration] in the U.S. Senate, citing the loss of affordable health insurance coverage for millions of patients across the country.

“Similar to proposals that were considered in the Senate in July, we believe the Graham-Cassidy Amendment [to H.R. 1628] would result in millions of Americans losing their health insurance coverage, destabilize health insurance markets, and decrease access to affordable coverage and care,” wrote AMA CEO and Executive Vice President James L. Madara, M.D. [in a letter that was sent to Senate leaders]. “We sincerely urge the Senate to take short-term measures to stabilize the health insurance market by continuing to fund cost sharing reduction payments.”

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