Washington, D.C – The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA). The CBO reported that the BCRA would lead to 22 million more uninsured compared to current law. NCCS advocates from across the country will be on Capitol Hill tomorrow meeting with their Members of Congress to express their serious concerns with BCRA and AHCA.
“Today’s devastating CBO report for the Senate’s BCRA follows a devastating CBO report for the House’s AHCA,” said NCCS CEO Shelley Fuld Nasso. “22 million people projected to lose coverage as a result of BCRA is completely unacceptable for the American people, including 16 million cancer survivors. It’s no wonder that not a single health care group or organization is supporting this repeal effort. The American people deserve better and want Congress to work together to improve the health care system by expanding coverage and ensuring greater access to affordable, quality care. It’s time to move past threatening health care repeal for our most vulnerable communities and work toward policy in a transparent and democratic process.”