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  • Top Doctor, Hospital, and Insurance Groups Release Joint Statement Urging the Senate to Reject Graham-Cassidy Bill Business Insider by Michelle Mark — A group of six major doctor, hospital, and insurance groups released a joint statement on Saturday condemning the latest GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, urging the Senate to reject the Graham-Cassidy bill. "While we sometimes disagree on important issues in health care, we are in total agreement that Americans deserve a stable healthcare market that provides access to high-quality care and affordable coverage for all," the statement said. "The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill does not move us closer to that goal. The Senate should reject it."

  • Here’s a List of Medical Groups Opposing the Cassidy-Graham Health Care Bill The Washington Post by Christopher Ingraham — One factor in the bill's apparent (although not yet certain) demise: Cassidy-Graham has mobilized nearly the entire American health care community in opposition. Dozens of national advocacy groups representing patients, doctors, insurers and hospitals have issued strongly worded condemnations of the proposal. The American Medical Association warns it violates doctors' oath to "first do no harm." Kaiser Permanente says that any changes to health care law should "increase access to high-quality, affordable care and coverage for as many people as possible" and that "the Cassidy-Graham bill does not meet any of those tests." In the view of the American Hospital Association, "this proposal would erode key protections for patients and consumers and does nothing to stabilize the insurance market now or in the long term." The American Heart Association, March of Dimes, and 14 other patient and provider groups urged the Senate to "oppose this legislation." Strikingly, The Washington Post was unable to identify any medical associations that support the measure. 

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