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House Pulls Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act, Health Care Saved for Millions

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House Pulls Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act, Health Care Saved for Millions

March 24, 2017, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today called the US House of Representative’s failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act just the first victory in the struggle to preserve the nation’s commitment to ensure health care for all. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:

“The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) believes the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act was not about improving health care in the United States. Nor, as its proponents claim, was it about increasing ‘access’ to health care, as we know millions could not afford Trumpcare. Let’s be real — it was about limiting access to health care for seniors, individuals struggling to make ends meet, women, people of color, and others who experience barriers to care. It was about cutting taxes for high income taxpayers who help fund the law. It was about fulfilling a campaign promise and long-term Republican goal, regardless of the consequences of repeal. It was about an ideological agenda of limited government, pursued via more than 60 attempts to weaken the Affordable Care Act since it became law in 2010. In fact, Americans oppose health care repeal by a 3-to-1 margin.

“NCJW is committed to a faith-inspired moral vision of health care that offers health, wholeness, and human dignity for all. The analysis by the Congressional Budget Office of the repeal bill painted a devastating portrait of the country if it were passed, with millions losing health care and millions more unable to afford it. We will never stop advocating to preserve and improve our nation’s health care system.”


The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.


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