In my business, I see firsthand how the Affordable Care Act has helped people with pre-existing conditions and lower incomes.
The Alliance of Claims Assistance Professionals, or ACAP, a national organization of businesses like mine, publicly opposes the Graham-Cassidy bill because:
- It erases the guarantee to access to health insurance for ACA patients with pre-existing conditions.
- It will drive premiums higher with the elimination of the individual mandate and create further uncertainty in an already wobbly marketplace.
- It takes away federal subsidies for people with lower incomes.
- It will hurt lower income seniors and people in nursing homes with Medicaid cutbacks.
ACAP believes all Americans have a right to decent, affordable health care. The Graham-Cassidy bill is an unreasoned, cynical attempt to undo ACA with little concern of how it will hurt regular folks.
Susan Loeb, ACAP member, Beverly Shores