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April 20, 2017

To the New York State Congressional Delegation:

On behalf of consumers, health care workers, providers, and insurers throughout New York
State, the undersigned organizations strongly urge you to reject the American Healthcare Act

The AHCA would strip health insurance from millions of New Yorkers, profoundly restructure
and cut billions of dollars from the New York State Medicaid program, and cut reimbursement to
the states already financially fragile health care providers.

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be improved, replacing it with the AHCA would have
significant adverse consequences to millions of New Yorkers. The entire New York
Congressional Delegation should instead fight for healthcare policies that:
Ensure uninterrupted healthcare coverage for the 24 million Americans, including the
850,000 New Yorkers who gained coverage under the ACA
Do not harm New York States budget and do not shortchange New Yorks Medicaid
Protect the more than 600,000 New Yorkers who gained coverage under the Essential
Do not harm health care consumers and providers
Maintain and improve our insurance markets for individuals, families, and small

We urge you to work together with your colleagues and New Yorks healthcare and human
service community to advance policies to benefit our states residents. We stand ready to work
with you on such an effort.

Thank you.


Greater New York Hospital Association
Leading Age NY
Continuing Care Leadership Coalition
Greater New York Health Facilities Association
New York State Association of Health Care Providers
Home Care Association of New York State
Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS (CP of NYS)
Coalition of Provider Associations (COPA)
Coalition of New York State Public Health Plans
Medical Society of the State of New York
New York Association on Independent Living
Consumers Union
UJA Federation
Medicare Rights Center
New York Statewide Senior Action Coalition
Health Care for All New York
Metro New York Health Care for All
Community Service Society of New York
Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
New York State AFL-CIO
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
New York State Nurses Association
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)
Committee of Interns and Residents
Doctors Council SEIU
Communications Workers of America District 1

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