Five Pittsburgh-area physicians (a pediatrician, an emergency room physician, two primary care physicians and a psychiatrist) had this to say about the proposed AHCA:
"The Affordable Care Act was far from perfect. But in Pennsylvania, 600,000 people received expanded coverage under Medical Assistance (a.k.a. Medicaid). That might be you. And over 400,000 people bought coverage through the Obamacare marketplace, or exchange, 75% of them with help from the government. That might also be you. Because of this, we have been able to care for you.
"The seriously flawed plan of the new administration will take this away. It will ask the legislature in Harrisburg —and in Trenton, Dover, and many other state capitals — to decide whether we want to use this program to care for our elders, for our pregnant women, or for health care for our rural citizens in low-paying jobs. It will not give us enough money to take care of everyone. Even with its problems, the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) allows Pennsylvania to care for its citizens, and us to care for you.
We don’t want the Federal government, or the Pennsylvania legislature rationing care. We want to care for you."
“Afford” does not mean 20% of your income. It means you can go to the doctor while feeding your family and paying your mortgage.
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Posted by J. Palmer