We are deeply disappointed that the draft legislation put forth by the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to threaten millions of Americans who are depending on them to maintain the vital health coverage they and their families depend on, including tens of thousands of Granite State residents who obtain their coverage through Medicaid, the Exchange or who are assured coverage protections due to a pre-existing condition or life time limits.

We believe that the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) needs to be reviewed through the eyes of the patient and the caregivers that take care of them, and make protecting health care coverage for our most vulnerable citizens a higher priority.  We remain opposed to the BCRA as released and urge the Senate to start over and create a new version of legislation that protects coverage for those who have it and provides coverage for those who need it most. 

Steve Ahnen is president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association