National Consumers League

NCL statement on Senate rejection of straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act

July 26, 2017

Contact: Cindy Hoang, National Consumers League, (202) 207-2832, cindyh@nclnet.org

Washington, DC--The National Consumers League applauds the Senate’s rejection of both the Better Care Reconciliation Act as well as a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. Both bills would have caused irreparable harm by stripping health coverage away from millions of Americans.

However, NCL notes that the debate is not over yet, and urges the Senate to reject the latest proposal that would repeal the ACA’s individual and employer mandates and the medical device tax. This would destabilize the individual market and lead to increased healthcare costs for consumers.

NCL calls on Senate Republicans to work together with the Democrats to improve – not dismantle -- the Affordable Care Act, in order to ensure access to quality, affordable healthcare for all.

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