Alaskans lose big time with AHCA

May 24, 2017

To the editor: ​Every time we turn around, it seems Congress is trying to find new ways to attack our access to quality, affordable health care. The latest attacks by the House of Representatives go even further than previous efforts by allowing states to easily eliminate essential health benefits such as maternity care, unfairly targeting people with pre-existing conditions, and of course, trying to sneakily defund Planned Parenthood by prohibiting Medicaid patients from getting care from the doctors they know and trust. 

Alaskans already face too many barriers when it comes to accessing quality health care. Our only chance to protect Alaskans from this dangerous bill is in the United States Senate. That is why we need Sen. Lisa Murkowski to continue to stand up and fight for what is right. Without her, thousands of Alaskans could lose access to the care they need.

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