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Senate Majority Leader McConnell said he would bring up a repeal-only bill that includes a two-year transition period for replacing the Affordable Care Act, but three Republican senators oppose the plan.

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The revised Better Care Reconciliation Act leaves untouched the most destructive provisions of the original bill: those that would gut the Medicaid program and strip affordable coverage from millions of people.

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Gain a comprehensive view of legislative and regulatory action in Washington, D.C, a preview of action in the fall, and our recommendations for messaging and strategy during Congress’ August recess.

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Senate Republican leadership continues negotiations with Republican holdouts; a vote on the bill is expected before the month-long August recess.

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As senators return home through July 9, our members have an ideal opportunity to contact them and urge them to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

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CBO found the bill would lead to 22 million fewer insured and cut more than $772 billion from Medicaid over 10 years; Republican leaders will delay vote until after July Fourth recess.

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As the Senate considers the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017, America’s Essential Hospitals and its more than 300 members urge lawmakers to protect low-income and other Americans who face financial challenges—and the hospitals on which they rely.

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The Congressional Budget Office score of the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act confirms what most observers expected: The bill is as damaging as its deeply unpopular House counterpart, the American Health Care Act.

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A revised draft of the Senate bill was released to address some Republicans' concerns, but it made no meaningful changes to the bill’s Medicaid provisions.

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The brief projects Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment reductions under the Affordable Care Act and the House-passed American Health Care Act.

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We urge hospitals with Republican senators to use this time to apply pressure; this might be your last chance to influence the outcome of this vote.

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Senate leaders have put ideology ahead of lives with a plan that puts health and home at risk for millions of working Americans.

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A group of Republican and Democratic governors sent a letter to Senate leadership encouraging a bipartisan approach to repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's annual report examines various issues in the Medicare payment system and offers recommendations to Congress.

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Senate Republican leaders aim to submit a draft bill to the Congressional Budget Office early this week and vote on the bill before the July Fourth recess.

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The committee’s intentions remain unclear; we recommend essential hospitals prepare to publicly describe what auditors found and corrective actions taken.

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The Eliminating Health Disparities Act of 2017, introduced in April by Rep. Ben Ray Luján, would allow states to apply for Medicaid state plan amendments to establish a Health Disparities Elimination Program.

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Senate Republican leadership recently indicated the possibility of a vote by the end of July, before the month-long August recess.

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A white paper calls for a stop to impending cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments and recommends modernizing existing DSH policy.

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The Congressional Budget Office found the American Health Care Act leaves 23 million more uninsured than current law and cuts $800 billion from Medicaid.

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The plan would reduce funding for social and entitlement programs for low-income Americans by $1.7 trillion, including a $610 billion cut to Medicaid.

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Senate Republicans stay focused on a strategy to repeal and replace the ACA; committees hold hearings on public health, Medicare, and chronic conditions.

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A 13-member Senate working group made up of conservative and moderate Republicans now begins to craft its own version of the legislation.

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Three new amendments garnered enough Republican support to pass the bill in a 217-213 vote; CBO has not scored the bill since the amendments were added.

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The bill the House approved today would leave tens of millions of Americans uninsured and reduce benefits and increase costs for millions more - including the sick.

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The association calls on the Senate to reject the legislation and to work with all stakeholders to improve health care access for all Americans.

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Following an amendment that won the support of two Republican hold-outs on the AHCA, House GOP leaders could move to a full floor vote today. It is imperative that you weigh in now with your House delegation and urge your members of Congress to vote against this bill.

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The amendment to increase funding for American Health Care Act high-risk pools applies a bandage to a mortally wounded patient and changes in no material way the harm this bill would cause.

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Rep. MacArthur (R-NJ) proposed an amendment to the AHCA that would have allowed states to opt out of several important insurance regulations.

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The bipartisan Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act supports our nation’s teaching hospitals and the next generation of health care professionals.

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A vote on the bipartisan bill could come Wednesday in the House, followed by Senate consideration before continuing resolution appropriations expire Friday.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.