CNY Citizen Action deplores Senate vote today

(072517) The Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc. released the following statement in light of the vote today in the Senate to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

John Furman, President of the Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc., said:

“We are very disappointed that the Senate today voted to move ahead to begin debate on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If this bill turns out to be a version of the House bill, it would be disastrous for the nation and New York state. Many ordinary Americans will be hurt: 22 million people will be deprived of health insurance; During the next decade Medicaid will be cut by $800 billion; Premiums will double; 2.5 million women will no longer receive vital health care services from Planned Parenthood. Thousands of Americans will die because they will not have adequate health insurance.

“Most Americans, as well as health care organizations, are against this legislation. We are more determined than ever to fight back against these attempts to take away our health insurance coverage. We are asking our constituents to continue their advocacy to stand up for Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. We cannot allow millions of Americans to lose their health insurance to give tax cuts to the super rich. All Americans must have the right to guaranteed, universal health care.”

For more information, call 315-725-0974, email cnycitizenaction@gmail.com or visit cnycia.org or citizenactionny.org/member.

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