As House Republicans move toward a vote to roll back the Affordable Care Act, nearly every major organization representing patients and doctors now opposes the legislation.
The American Cancer Society’s advocacy arm warned in a letter to lawmakers this week that the House bill threatens patients’ ability “to afford insurance that covers the healthcare services they need to treat a cancer diagnosis.”
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, another leading patient advocate, called the legislation “life threatening,” cautioning that it would “destroy countless hopes for recovery.”
And a coalition of 87 patient and physician groups — including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the March of Dimes and the American Lung Assn. — told GOP congressional leaders in another letter that the House bill “could be devastating to people with serious diseases.”
Also on record against the legislation are the American Medical Assn., the American College of Physicians and the American Nurses Assn.
It’s all bogus.
The House GOP bill cuts more than $1 trillion in free money flowing to these groups and now they’re mad.
Read the whole story in the LA Times