The American Health Care Act (AHCA) strips close to $1 trillion in funding for health care coverage in order to pay for hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans, insurance companies and drug manufacturers. It guts Medicaid, robs from Medicare and will leave tens of millions of people without desperately needed coverage.
There is no way to fix this bill, since its purpose is not to improve our health care system. Rather than focus on stripping coverage to pay for tax cuts, Congress should look to bipartisan ways to improve health care for all Americans.
– Sam Berger, Senior Policy Adviser, Center for American Progress