American Health Care Act, U.S. Senate and the ripple effect on Chicago hospitals: Polonsky – Opinion


In the coming weeks, the U.S. Senate is poised to vote on a health care bill that would have profound impact on access to health care for tens of millions of people. Senators need to do the right thing for their constituents—and for our country—by resisting proposed legislation that would dramatically cut federal support for health care for the most vulnerable Americans.

Last month, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act of 2017 after weeks of back-and-forth where Republicans struggled with the legislation. The reason for their concern is that the bill lacked support. Indeed, a recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll indicated that 55 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of the proposed law; 31 percent had a favorable view.

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