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On May 4, 2017, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — which would repeal/replace most of the Affordable Care Act — by a narrow margin of 217 to 213, sending the bill to the Senate for deliberation. The Senate, however, has indicated it will write its own version of the bill rather than voting on the current AHCA passed by the House, which gives the public time to share their own opinions about the bill as it stands today with elected officials if they choose to do so.
Learn more about this legislation and analysis of it from the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA).
Below are some facts to assist you if you choose to reach out to legislators to communicate your position on the bill.
In addition, hospitals could face significant losses, putting patient services at risk.
Iowa hospital leaders are concerned about what the American Health Care Act (AHCA) could mean for thousands of Iowans covered by Medicaid as well as for the future of their own hospitals and communities. A group of hospital leaders, including Mercy president and CEO, Tim Charles, gathered in Cedar Rapids on June 7, 2017, to talk about the potential impact of AHCA. Here are Tim Charles' comments: