House vote on AHCA expected soon; NRHA calls for Congress to vote NO on bill

By Erin Mahn Zumbrun posted 05-04-2017 11:43 AM


The House is expected to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) today. The National Rural Health Association does not support the AHCA and calls on members of Congress to vote no on this legislation.

Many provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are not working effectively in rural America. Unfortunately, the AHCA does nothing to address these problems and instead provides coverage for fewer rural Americans leading to poorer rural health outcomes and an increase in the rural hospital closure crisis.

For these reasons, NRHA has submitted a letter to House leadership outlining our concerns on this legislation.

NRHA has continued to meet with members of the House and Senate to express concerns about the AHCA, and NRHA has activated its grassroots to urge Congress to vote no on the AHCA.