Today, Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA) introduced their bill to repeal and the replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Senators released a section-by-section analysis of the bill which summarizes its provisions and a formula description which explains how the amount of the block grants will be calculated. As was the case with the prior repeal and replace bills in the House and Senate, we believe that Graham-Cassidy fails to preserve the protections the ACA provided for people with disabilities. Therefore, the American Association on Health and Disability (the lead partner for the NDNRC) opposes Graham-Cassidy and urges Congress to reject it.
You can view the NDNRC statement on health reform which we released after the election last November which includes the provisions of the ACA which we believe are vital to people with disabilities. In the statement entitled “Preserve the Protections Provided by the Affordable Care Act,” we call on Congress and the Administration to protect provisions in the ACA which have benefited people with disabilities.
Some additional statements from organizations opposing Graham-Cassidy are as follows: