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Reminder: Health Care Groups Overwhelmingly Reject Senate Health Care Bill

Helena – Today, the United States Senate is expected to vote on some sort of plan to repeal and (maybe) replace the current health care system. It’s not clear what, exactly, the Senate will be voting on, because there is still no bill textHowever, what is clear is that the plan to repeal and replace the current system is opposed by basically every major medical organization, including:

  • AARP
  • American Medical Association
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • American Association of Medical Colleges
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • National Association of Medicaid Directors
  • Federation of American Hospitals
  • America’s Essential Hospitals
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • ALS Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • March of Dimes
  • American College of Nurse Midwives
  • National Health Council
  • Trust for America’s Health
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • National Organization of Rare Disorders
  • American Muslim Health Professionals
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Faith in Public Life
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Kingdom Mission Society
  • Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
  • Lutheran Services in America

It is also opposed by these Montana medical organizations:

  • Montana Nurses Association
  • Montana Medical Association
  • Montana Hospital Association
  • Planned Parenthood of Montana
  • Benefis Health System

“The Senate health care plan, or lack thereof, is almost unanimously opposed by major health care groups in Montana and across the country,” said Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. “No matter what the final bill looks like, it’s clear this legislation would raise costs on Montana families and force rural hospitals across Montana to close their doors. Steve Daines should side with his constituents and a consensus of medical experts, instead of bowing before Washington special interests.”

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