Quality health care isn’t the only thing that the new Senate health bill is going to take away, it’s going to also take away a number of jobs – hundreds of thousands of them, if not more, according to a recent study.
It’s not just health insurance for millions of people that’s on the line, it’s also hundreds of thousands of jobs.
If the Senate proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) becomes law, millions of Americans would be at risk of poor coverage, poor health and higher medical costs. According to the Congressional Budget Office, more than 22 million people would lose health insurance. The plan would also hand out billions of dollars in tax cuts to corporations and billionaires while slashing Medicaid funding by $772 billion.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders described this bill as “a bouquet of flowers for the wealthiest Americans but a punch in the gut for working families.”