Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thousands of Veterans and Their Families Would Lose Insurance Under the AHCA

Will Fischer, an Iraq war veteran, isn’t too fond of the current House Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “When we see rollbacks like this, I don’t see how anyone can think that’s a positive thing,” says Fischer, the head of government relations at VoteVets, a progressive veterans organization. “We want to ensure that people don’t have to make a choice between buying their child lunch and buying their child medicine.” The rollback Fischer is referring to is the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and a nod to President Donald Trump’s promise to “get our veterans the care they need wherever and whenever they need it.” Trump has vowed to cut wait times at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and increase the number of mental health professionals available.

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