Industry players come out against GOP health care plan
March 9, 2017
A constellation of influential groups representing the nation’s hospitals and physicians came out Wednesday against a House Republican proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, marking the latest round of setbacks to the controversial plan.
Seven groups representing the nation’s hospitals, health systems and medical colleges collectively added their “significant concerns” to the growing opposition, focusing on the prospect of sharply lower numbers of insured Americans if the Republicans’ plans were to become law. Separately, the American Medical Association, a powerful lobbying group for physicians, rejected the bill for the same reason.