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AHCA/NCAL Responds to House Republican Legislation to Repeal and Replace Obamacare  
AHCA/NCAL Responds to House Republican Legislation to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

AHCAPressOffice@ahca.org
(202) 898-3165
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/7/2017

Washington, D.C.The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) President and CEO Mark Parkinson today issued the following statement regarding the Obamacare repeal and replace bill released on Monday, March 6:

“Long term care providers across the country are disappointed that cuts to Medicaid are included in the Obamacare repeal and replace bill released yesterday. The current Medicaid system underfunds nursing center care by $22.46 per day, resulting in a shortfall of nearly $7 billion annually. The bill released yesterday will sharply reduce Medicaid funds across the board for all beneficiaries, making it harder than ever to maintain access to care for the most vulnerable in our society.

“The residents in long term care centers are uniquely vulnerable. More than one million individuals call nursing centers their home and most rely on Medicaid for their care. This bill will cut Medicaid funding for seniors and individuals with disabilities, jeopardizing access to the care they need.

“We strongly encourage Congress to protect Medicaid access for seniors and people with disabilities in the Obamacare repeal and replace effort.”​

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