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Serious threats to health care emerge

December 6, 2016

Working families value the safety and security of their health coverage more than ever. Yet despite broad support, congressional Republicans are moving to try and rush through a plan that would take away health care from more than 22 million Americans – with no plan to replace it.

Congress needs to work together to fix what’s broken in the Affordable Care Act to make it work better for everyone, not simply tear the whole thing down.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act without any replacement would result in all sorts of unintended consequences that will harm seniors, children and working families.

The drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act is just the first step in Republican plans to cut Medicaid and turn Medicare into a voucher system. This would plunge our entire health care system and American households into a crisis at a time when we can least afford it.

For a detailed briefing paper on "Threats to health care in 2017 and beyond," email or call 617 241-3300.