March 22, 2017 under Policy, Advocacy & Research
The recently proposed Republican sponsored health care bill, the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), is scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives tomorrow. We must not forget that the AHCA will harm the most vulnerable individuals, children and families in our city, state and nation.
A New York State Department of Health report estimates 1 million New Yorkers will experience a significant reduction or loss of health care coverage under the Republican health care plan. The report also concluded that the repeal of the ACA would end the Essential Health Plan for the 665,000 low-income New Yorkers who are not eligible for Medicaid or Child Health Plus. We recently noted the impact that the bill will have on low income New Yorkers in a post here. Recent amendments, include among other items, a shift in Medicaid costs from New York’s counties to the state government.
Right now several New York Congressional representatives are “undecided”. Today they are:
Elise Stefanick- District 21
DC Office: (202) 225-4611
Plattsburgh Office: (518) 561-2324
Watertown Office: (518) 782-3150
Glens Falls Office: (518) 743-0964
Peter T. King- District 2
DC Office: (202) 225-7896
Massapequa Office: (516) 541-4225
Dan Donovan- District 11
DC Office: (202) 225-3371
Brooklyn Office: (718) 630-5277
Staten Island: (718) 351-1062
John Kato- District 24
DC Office: (202) 225-3701
Syracuse and Oswego: (315) 423-5657
Auburn and Lyons: (315) 253-4068
Now is the time to ensure that they vote no! Take action today and call your representatives.