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Another Voice: Health care bill would have catastrophic consequences
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Another Voice: Health care bill would have catastrophic consequences

Sam Berger explains how the GOP's proposed health care bill would affect New Yorkers.

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  • Sam Berger

After voting to strip 58,000 of his constituents of their health care, Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, made a startling admission: he hadn’t even read the bill. He quickly backtracked, saying that he understood the legislation “in its entirety.”

Given that he appeared unaware that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have devastating effects on New York’s Essential Health Plan, which provides health care to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, it seems clear he did not understand the many devils contained in the bill’s details.

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Authors

Sam Berger

Vice President, Democracy and Government Reform