Volunteers of America Calls for Bipartisan Health Care Reform

The national office of Volunteers of America Chesapeake has joined with 14 other nonpartisan patient and provider groups to issue a statement about the Senate’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act without another plan in place.

Together these organizations represent millions of Americans.

Read the response below:


“Any attempt to repeal the ACA without replacing it with equal or better coverage will leave our health care system in shambles. If the existing law is abolished, 32 million Americans could lose their insurance coverage in the next decade. This approach is completely unacceptable for the patients we represent.

Many of these Americans are low-income or struggle every day with pre-existing health conditions, and have come to rely on the coverage the law has provided. The ACA is not perfect, however, and we agree that long-term improvements need to be made, along with immediate action to stabilize the marketplaces.

When both sides of the aisle work together, they have always found the most durable and long-lasting solutions to the problems facing our country. We implore lawmakers to sit down in a bipartisan fashion and draft a new bill that will strengthen and expand access to affordable and adequate health care coverage.”

–Released July 18, 2017


The statement was presented by the following organizations:  

ALS Association

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

Arthritis Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Family Voices

March of Dimes

Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Health Council

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Organization for Rare Diseases

Volunteers of America

Women Heart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease


Read on the Volunteers of America website.


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