Letter: Health care proposal is bad

Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst should consider the below organizations that are on record against the proposed Republican Obamacare repeal:

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Osteopathic Association, American Psychiatric Association, American College of Physicians, National Council for Behavioral Health, American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, Children’s Hospital Association, Catholic Health Association of the United States, Association of American Medical Colleges, America’s Essential Hospitals, American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, ALS Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Arthritis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Family Voices, JDRF, Lutheran Services in America, March of Dimes, National Health Council, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Organization for Rare Diseases, Volunteers of America, WomenHeart, AARP, The Arc, Consumers Union.

They also should question how the potential of 50 different state medical platforms will impact cross-state travels and coverage. What are the paperwork forms impacts? What are the impacts to retirees and travel? How about impacts to rural Iowa medical facilities? How will it impact the “doughnut hole” that was being phased out by Obamacare?

Larry Peter



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