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LCA Statement on Senate Release of Better Care Reconciliation Act

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Today, the Senate finally released the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017," its long awaited bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. As you may know, this legislation has been crafted without bipartisan support and public input with the promise from Republicans to make improvements to the American Health Care Act, which passed the House in May.

We are reviewing the bill and waiting for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score to assess its impact on insurance coverage. As a reminder, the last time the CBO scored the revised American Health Care Act, it said 23 million people would lose their health insurance and the Representatives who voted in favor of the House bill did so without knowing how the bill would affect health care coverage or costs.

Guided by our Healthcare Principles, LCA will continue to oppose any attempt to roll back access and affordable care. We will not risk essential health benefits for the lung cancer community. Your voice is critical at this time to keep up the pressure in the Senate. LCA has made it easy for you to send a letter/email to Congress.