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Stat September 20, 2017

Urge Your Senators to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Bill!

This week, the Senate may consider the Graham-Cassidy bill—legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and significantly cut federal support for Medicaid programs. If enacted, this would:

  • Allow insurance companies to charge more for those individuals with pre-existing health conditions.
  • Allow states to more easily opt out of requiring quality health insurance options and comprehensive benefits.
  • Expand the ability for individuals to purchase low quality health insurance benefits in lieu of more comprehensive coverage.
  • Eliminate the individual and employer mandates.
  • Dramatically reduce the federal commitment to Medicaid expansion.
  • Further, the bill completely ends any federal support for Medicaid expansions in 2026.

Take action on our website, urge your senators to oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill. You can also identify your senators and see sample messages by entering your address.

Patient Resource: Tobacco Marketing

Tobacco product use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the U.S. Close to 90 percent of people who use tobacco products start before they turn 18 years old. Learn about the tobacco industry’s tactics to addict our children, and what you can do as a parent/caregiver.

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Health Considerations for Entering a Flooded Home

Members in the ATS Education Committee and Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health Assembly created the following resource for individuals affected by flooding. For mold-specific concerns, click here.

New ATS Assemblies Homepage

Be sure to visit the recently updated assemblies homepage, where you’ll find everything with a click of a button, including Journal Club & Webinars, Podcasts, Best of ATS Videos, Quick Hits, and more!

Last Reviewed: October 2017