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.

The AHCA advanced policies to yank coverage out from under 24 million Americans, impose an unaffordable “age tax” on older Americans, end Medicaid as we know it, and undermine the Medicare guarantee.

These proposals undercut our core mission and violate our driving principles—to ensure older adults and people with disabilities are assured access to affordable, high-quality health care. Many of you helped us convey this message to your members of Congress, and we thank you.

The message was heard loud and clear, but our work continues.

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on the Medicare program and proposals under consideration by Congress to change it by visiting the Medicare Rights Center’s “Protect and Strengthen” webpage at www.medicarerights.org/protect.


Joe Baker

Joe Baker has served as President of the Medicare Rights Center since June 2009.

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