Strengthen HealthcareAugust 30, 2017 |
by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Despite their relentless campaign to strip working families of their healthcare, Senate Republicans failed to pass any of their healthcare repeal bills before leaving for recess. This was a victory brought on by the everyday Americans who fought to protect their care. Now, we have the opportunity to write the next chapter on healthcare in this country: one characterized by bipartisan cooperation and reforms that make coverage more affordable for people.
We know that the Republican proposals to repeal and replace the ACA would have been a disaster. It would unravel protections for patients with preexisting conditions. It would eliminate coverage for essential health benefits, such as prescription drug coverage, hospitalization, and pregnancy, maternity coverage. It would make healthcare unaffordable by raising premiums and deductibles.