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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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Editor

Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.