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AMA Statement on CBO Score of American Health Care Act

For immediate release:
May 24, 2017
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Statement attributed to:
Andrew W. Gurman, M.D.
President, American Medical Association

“Today’s estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office show that last-minute changes to the AHCA made by the House offered no real improvements.  Millions of Americans will become uninsured--with low-income families on Medicaid being hit the hardest.    

“We urge the Senate to ensure that any changes made to current law do not cause Americans to lose access to affordable, meaningful health insurance coverage.”


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AMA Media & Editorial
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