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ALERT: Tell Senators to Protect Our Care

The U.S. Senate intends to vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and gut Medicaid next week. The repeal legislation will cause millions of Americans to lose their health coverage and set in motion devastating cuts to Medicaid.

Author: Lauren Gray

The American Health Care Act Passes the House - What Happens Next?

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA). All Democratic Representatives and twenty Republicans opposed the bill; northern Virginia Representative Barbara Comstock was the only Virginia Republican to vote "no." What does the bill do? A few highlights...


New Amendments to the American Health Care Act Threaten Coverage and Protections

ALERT: New Amendments to American Health Care Act Harm People with Pre-existing Conditions, Speed Cuts to Medicaid and Fail to Cover Critical Health Services 

The House could vote as early as Friday on the American Health Care Act with new amendments that further strip away coverage and protections for Americans. The House Freedom Caucus agreed to a series of amendments to the AHCA that enable states to determine their own essential health benefits (a list of benefits, including pediatric dental, mental health services and hospitalization, that insurers are required to cover) and waive certain community rating provisions that prevent health insurers from varying premiums within a geographic area based on age, gender and health status. This ultimately eliminates protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions. 

Please call your Congressional representatives and urge them to vote NO on this legislation. (Click to find your legislator.) 


Help 400,000 Virginians Gain Health Coverage

Virginia has an opportunity to provide health coverage for 400,000 adults by increasing the number of individuals eligible for Medicaid - an initiative made possible through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). View this resource to learn how many people in your area could gain coverage if Medicaid eligibility were to increase. Click here to find your representatives


GOP Pulls the American Health Care Act

Congressional Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before it could be considered by the House last Friday, because they did not have enough votes to pass.  Now that the AHCA is no longer on the table, what does this mean for Virginia? 


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