1. Action Alert
  2. Economic Justice

The AHCA Is Back -- And Much Worse

By Amelia Kegan, April 28, 2017

Leaders in the House of Representatives have just reached a deal on a revised -- even worse -- bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they're moving fast.

While the American Health Care Act didn't come up for a vote on Friday, April 28, it's still on the table. We need to act now to stop this dangerous bill.

Thank you!

Your advocacy protected the Affordable Care Act. Now hold your senators accountable for their votes.

Call your senators

The American Health Care Act failed because it was bad policy -- it would leave 24 million people without health coverage over the next decade, end the Medicaid expansion, and cut Medicaid by $840 billion over 10 years.

This new revision would make the AHCA even worse. It lets states eliminate key protections for people with pre-existing conditions, roll back requirements for plans to cover essential health care, and allow insurance companies to set lifetime caps and annual limits.

The only way to stop this bill is to ensure that representatives speak out against it now.

The original version of this bill failed last month because everyday people like you let their members of Congress know their concerns about the bill. You advocacy makes a real difference. We need to make sure this newer bill doesn’t go any further than the last one.

Amelia Kegan

  • Legislative Director, Domestic Policy

Amelia Kegan leads the domestic policy team's work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia worked at a variety of other national non-profits in D.C. and Chicago, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy.