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March 24, 2017

For Immediate Release:

HANYS Urges Congress Moving Forward to Prioritize Meaningful Healthcare Coverage for All

Today the U.S. House of Representative GOP leadership pulled back from plans to hold a vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the bill that would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), after it was determined the votes for passage were not there. The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), New York’s statewide hospital and health system association, has opposed AHCA, as it would increase by 24 million the number of uninsured nationwide, including 2.7 million New Yorkers, upend the Medicaid program, and burden hospitals and health systems with fewer resources and more uninsured or underinsured patients. HANYS urges Congress and the Administration to embrace working to modify and improve the ACA to ensure meaningful healthcare coverage is as least as expansive as it is today and the healthcare delivery system made stronger.