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American Heart CEO Nancy Brown issued a statement today on the concerns raised about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act approved by the Senate. Among the concerns raised were the proposed repeal of the health insurance mandate, removal of the charitable tax deduction, and substantial cuts to domestic programs, including Medicare and the Prevention Fund.
Senate tax bill will deprive more Americans of affordable health care, says 15 patient/consumer groups
Today a group of 15 non-partisan patient and consumer organizations issued a statement on the passage of the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The patient and consumer community joins members of the provider and insurance communities in raising the alarm about the consequences of the repeal of the individual mandate without a workable alternative, which include higher premiums and fewer Americans with coverage.
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown made the following comments on an interim final rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The rule would allow school nutrition directors to include 1 percent flavored milk and refined grains instead of whole-grain rich products in school meals, as well as revise the sodium targets for daily school breakfasts and lunches.
Starting this week, tobacco companies must run court-ordered ads telling the truth about their lethal products
Starting Nov. 26, the major U.S. tobacco companies must run court-ordered newspaper and television advertisements that tell the American public the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as the companies’ intentional design of cigarettes to make them more addictive.
16 Patient Consumer Groups: CBO Report Shows Repeal of Individual Mandate Results in 13 Million More Americans Uninsured, Higher Premiums
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 14, 2017 — Today, a group of 16 non-partisan patient and consumer groups issued the following statement on last week’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report. In the report, the CBO report estimates that 13 million fewer Americans will have health insurance if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate ...