This week, the Senate is scheduled to vote on another attempt to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare), this time via a bill known as the Cassidy-Graham proposal. The bill was in jeopardy of failing Friday after Sen. John McCain signaled he would oppose the bill, lengthening the already long odds for its passage. Among other things, the bill would remove protections for preexisting conditions, make deep cuts to Medicaid and end the Affordable Care Act's tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies. The net result, according to a Brookings Institution analysis released Friday? Thirty-two million more people uninsured by 2027, relative to the current baseline.
This list of 80 organizations is almost certainly incomplete, given the substantial universe of advocacy groups focusing their efforts on conditions that sometimes affect only small numbers of people. But it gives a sense of the breadth and depth of the medical community's opposition to Republicans' latest attempt to repeal Obamacare. Strikingly, The Washington Post was unable to identify any medical associations that support Graham-Cassidy*.