Our voice was heard

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Because of the hard work from advocates across the country, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) today—a victory for older Americans, people with disabilities, and their families. Read More...

URGENT: Tell Congress to Vote “NO” Today

Stacy SandersIn the Know, Medicare Watch0 Comments

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The U.S. House of Representatives is voting today on a plan that would rip health coverage away from 24 million Americans, impose an unaffordable “age tax” on health care for older adults, end Medicaid as we know it, and undermine the Medicare guarantee. Recent changes to the proposal have only made a bad bill worse. Your voice has never been more important than it is today. Follow the steps below to urge your representative to vote “no” on the American Health Care Act. Read More...

Estimates Show the American Health Care Act Would Drastically Increase Part B Premiums

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New estimates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), reported by the Ranking Members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, find the American Health Care Act (AHCA) repeal of a tax on pharmaceutical companies will increase Medicare Part B premiums by $8.7 billion in aggregate over ten years. Read More...

What’s at Stake: Two New Yorkers Explain Why They’re Urging a “No” Vote on the American Health Care Act

Julie CarterIn the Know, Medicare Watch0 Comments

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This week, Kim and Anita of New York wrote a letter to their representative in Congress urging a “no” vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Both women benefited from the Medicaid expansion of the ACA, and they wanted to express their fear and dismay that the AHCA would take this important coverage option away from others. Read More...

Older Adults Among Those Hardest Hit by the American Health Care Act

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Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its highly anticipated analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and what its passage would mean for American families. The CBO estimate confirms our worst fears—24 million people would lose health coverage over the next decade. The report affirms that older adults will be among those hardest hit by the proposal. If the AHCA becomes law, the number of uninsured would increase most significantly among low-income Americans ages 50 to 64. Read More...