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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

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Marc is a veteran investigative reporter and editor of more than 15 years, including 10 years at The Times, where he is the investigative editor. He is also the founder of the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project.