The Oncology Community Comments on the Affordable Care Act Repeal

Patients, survivors, advocacy groups and politicians share their views on the upcoming repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Last week, both chambers of Congress voted on the measures that started the process of repealing parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by using a special budget reconciliation, which is immune to filibusters. Now, efforts to repeal the act are continuing to move forward.

Today, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services, Congressman Tom Price (R-GA), a physician and staunch opponent of the ACA, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in the first of two confirmation hearings. Trump has previously stated that he has a plan to replace the law, but is waiting for Price’s confirmation to put that plan forward.

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