Messages to Congress
Citing provisions that would leave an additional 22 million people uninsured by 2026 and reduce federal investment in Medicaid-covered health care approximately $772 billion over the next decade, NAUH asks members of the Senate to vote “no” on the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
In a message to members of the House of Representatives, NAUH urges them to oppose adoption of the American Health Care Act. NAUH cites the millions of Americans who would lose health care coverage, the inadequate financing of Medicaid, and the likelihood that states would reduce payments to providers in the wake of reduced federal Medicaid funding among its reasons for opposing the bill.
In a letter to members of the House of Representatives, NAUH says it cannot support the American Health Care Act in its current form because that legislation would result in millions of Americans losing their health insurance over the next ten years, inadequately indexes future growth in federal Medicaid spending, and more. NAUH expresses hope that Congress will consider addressing these issues when it refines and improves the bill.
In a letter to all members of Congress and selected congressional staff, NAUH shares its perspective on the American Health Care Act, the legislation Congress is considering as a means of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. The letter highlights several aspects of the proposed law NAUH appreciates and points to aspects with which it disagrees, including its failure to restore Medicare DSH payments to pre-Affordable Care Act levels, its continuation of Medicaid DSH cuts in Medicaid expansion states for two more years, and a methodology for indexing future growth in the program’s spending that NAUH believes will leave Medicaid underfunded in the future.