protect_healthThe nation’s public health organizations stand in opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which may come to a vote in the Senate this week.

“Much like previous proposals to repeal or weaken the ACA, the Graham-Cassidy plan would take health insurance coverage away from millions of people, eliminate critical public health funding, devastate the Medicaid program, increase out-of-pocket costs and weaken or eliminate protections for people living with pre-existing conditions,” said Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA, in a statement.

The groups, representing health officials, administrators, laboratory officials, researchers and other public health advocates, have issued the following letters and statements:

American Public Health Association

Association of Public Health Laboratories

Big Cities Health Coalition

National Association of County and City Health Officials

Prevention Institute

Public Health Institute

Trust for America’s Health

Urge your senators to protect public health and oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill. Use our action alert or call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 today.