MHA Media Statement: Latest Attempt to Repeal and Replace Obamacare is 'Simply Unacceptable'

Posted on September 20, 2017

Once again, a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” is making the rounds in Washington, and once again, it’s a bill that is simply unacceptable when it comes to protecting the health and well-being of Michiganders. The proposed cuts to Medicaid in the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson legislation will impact people in every county and most certainly spell the end of healthcare coverage for nearly one million Michiganders, including those who rely on the innovative Healthy Michigan Plan. Our member hospitals and health systems cannot support legislation that eviscerates healthcare coverage and access to care on such a large scale.

The MHA believes that every resident in Michigan deserves affordable, high-quality healthcare coverage and access to care in the right place at the right time. There are flaws within the ACA that must be addressed, but those changes should be approached in a more thoughtful and responsible way. We applaud the efforts of Michigan Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters to protect coverage and access for the people of our state.  

This statement was released Sept. 20, 2017, and can be attributed to Brian Peters, CEO at the MHA.

Tags: ACA, Healthy Michigan Plan, repeal and replace, Obamacare, Medicaid

Posted in: News Releases, Top Issues - Healthcare

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