American Medical Association opposes GOP ObamaCare bill

By: Peter Sullivan, The Hill
March 8, 2017 Updated: March 8, 2017 at 7:27 am

The nation's biggest doctors group on Wednesday came out in opposition to the GOP's ObamaCare replacement bill, warning that it would cause millions of people to lose coverage. 

“As drafted, the AHCA would result in millions of Americans losing coverage and benefits,” said Dr. Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), referring to the GOP bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

“By replacing income-based premium subsidies with age-based tax credits, the AHCA will also make coverage more expensive — if not out of reach — for poor and sick Americans. For these reasons, the AMA cannot support the AHCA as it is currently written.”


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