Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) sent a letter to Congress today voicing its concern about the American Health Care Act. Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of CCUSA, noted some commendable efforts of AHCA including protection for the unborn and greater flexibility for States. However, she lamented the risk of major reductions in health care for more than 70 million poor and vulnerable people on Medicaid. CCUSA is committed to working with the Congress to improve the legislation so that the progress under the ACA is not lost and that health care coverage is provided to all who need it, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Read the full letter here.