The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) applauds the failure to pass the harmful Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) in the Senate. BCRA would have been disastrous for millions of older, sick, and low-income Americans. We thank the Senators and governors who made the health care needs of their constituents their top priority. We especially appreciate Senators Susan Collins, Shelley Moore Capito, and Lisa Murkowski for refusing to vote for a repeal bill without a replacement.

NCCS also strongly opposes Trump administration threats to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Just as with BCRA, millions of peoples’ health care would be threatened if actions are not taken to provide the stability necessary to protect health care coverage and lower premiums and deductibles.

Time is long overdue to put politics and campaign rhetoric aside, come together in a bipartisan and open process, and work with all stakeholders to find pragmatic solutions. The American people want and deserve action to ensure that they have access to comprehensive and affordable health care, wherever they live.

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