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Comments on “Medicare Red Tape Relief Project”

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, we are writing to express our staunch opposition to the recently unveiled substitute to H.R.1628, commonly referred to as the “Graham-Cassidy” bill. Our organizations share a commitment to promoting access to affordable, highquality health care for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families.

We are deeply concerned that the latest amendment to H.R.1628, like its predecessors, puts the availability of affordable health coverage and care for older Americans and people with disabilities at risk. As with previous versions of H.R. 1628—the American Health Care Act and the Better Care Reconciliation Act—the GrahamCassidy bill would dramatically diminish the benefits that near retirees and people with disabilities receive from the coverage expansions and consumer protections advanced through the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

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