Surgeon On Health Care Bill: The Stakes Are ‘Extremely High’ For Patients

Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande has spoken out against the Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande has spoken out against the Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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On Monday, as GOP leaders tried to rally Republican lawmakers to support their health care proposal, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a report showing that the plan would lead to an estimated 14 million fewer people with health insurance by next year.

The CBO also found the proposed plan would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion.

Atul Gawande is a cancer surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. He has spoken out against the GOP bill, expressing concern that it would cause poor and sick people to lose health coverage.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/13/519997808/surgeon-on-health-care-bill-the-stakes-are-extremely-high-for-patients?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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