Last week, we saw a remarkable defeat of the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Graham-Cassidy bill would have stripped millions of their health insurance, and undermined critical consumer protections. However, while the effort to repeal the ACA was unsuccessful, we still have several concerns with how its enforcement is being handled, due to the cuts to the window for open enrollment, the rollback of outreach efforts, in particular to the Latino community, and the fact that some members of Congress are still trying to undermine a law that helped millions of people access health care.
Today UnidosUS President and CEO, Janet Murguia, submitted written testimony outlining our opposition to the Affordable Care Act repeal bill known as the Graham-Cassidy bill. The Senate Finance Committee hearing is the only hearing that will be held for consideration of the legislation. Senators must pass the bill by the end of the week, Sept. 30, in order for it to be considered under budget conciliation rules, which require a simple majority of 51 votes. UnidosUS strongly opposes Graham-Cassidy as it would reverse course on the historic gains Latinos have since the Affordlabe Care Act became the law of the land.
Read the entire written testimony below:
A bipartisan group of governors have sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urging him not to bring the Cassidy-Graham health care bill to the Senate floor. Read the full letter below.