National Consumers League

NCL celebrates the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act

March 24, 2017

Media contact: NCL Communications, Cindy Hoang, cindyh@nclnet.org, (202) 207-2832

Washington, DC--The following statement can be attributed to Sally Greenberg:

The National Consumers League joins with our colleagues in the consumer and public health communities in breathing a huge sigh of relief that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has failed. The GOP bill, entitled the “American Health Care Act,”  would have been a devastating blow to health care and would have taken America in the wrong direction, resulting in millions of consumers losing health coverage and paying more for less.

However, we recognize that the battle is not over. The National Consumers League will continue to fight to protect the ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid, and oppose efforts to roll back critical consumer health protections.

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