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Dear ARxC Partners,
We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. We have some news and Calls to Action to please consider:
STEP THERAPY BILL HB 519 is Alive!
Medicare is disproportionately important for women and for aging people of color since they are least able to afford the high cost of healthcare and the most likely to have health issues. These groups are also more likely to be dual eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
· Nationally, 58% of Medicare enrollees are women.
A CBO score was released on the revised version of a Senate Healthcare bill (BCRA) (the Cruz amendment is not included) which shows that this latest version of the bill would result in 22 million people losing coverage over a decade. That is simply unacceptable.
July 17, 2017
This latest version of the Senate’s Health care Bill does not fix any problems. The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the draft bill released by the Senate on June 22, threatens public health in two critical ways. (https://www.budget.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SENATEHEALTHCARE.pdf)