American Cancer Society concerned with new health care legislation
Lawmakers are preparing to vote
WASHINGTON, D.C — Lawmakers are preparing to vote on new GOP health care legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare.
The new American Health Care Act would change major parts of the Affordable Care Act, capping future funding for Medicaid and cutting tax increases for high-income families and health insurance companies.
According to the congressional budget office the bill will leave millions of people being uninsured that used Obamacare.
An advocate for the American Cancer Society is concerned it may not guarantee affordable insurance for cancer patients.
“It’s a preexisting condition we have not heard whether that’s going to be covered or not, that is the key we have to make it to where people can afford to get the treatment,” Advocate for the American Cancer Society Darlene Varley said.
Senator Cantwell, Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers and Congressman Newhouse all agree that protecting people with preexisting conditions is essential along with ensuring coverage.
The bill was still in the House Rules Committee as of Wednesday and is set to be formally voted on by Thursday.