New changes don’t fix AHCA shortcomings, threaten key protections

The most recent effort to broaden support for the American Health Care Act, which comes in the form of an amendment proposed by New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur, does not address the most serious flaws in the bill and would also undermine critical health insurance consumer protections. For these reasons, the AMA “remains opposed to passage of this legislation,” the Association’s CEO and Executive Vice President, James L. Madara, MD, said today in a letter to House Republican and Democratic leaders.

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