We Did It! Harmful Healthcare Repeal Efforts Fail
July 28, 2017
Late last night the latest Senate healthcare repeal effort – known as the “Skinny Repeal” – failed to pass, bringing an end (for now) to these harmful healthcare repeal efforts. After Senator McCain cast the final deciding vote, Majority Leader McConnell announced that the Senate would be moving on to the National Defense Authorization Act and other legislative efforts.
This victory was the result of tireless advocacy efforts and protests from the disability community and our allies. Our community made a difference by rallying together. You made a difference.
We know these past few months have been a whirlwind of various repeal bills and we greatly appreciate your continued advocacy to save Medicaid and other essential health services by keeping the Affordable Care Act in place.
Please also take a moment to thank all of the Senators who voted no, especially Senators Collins, McCain, and Murkowski for protecting our care.
It would be naive to think this fight is over for good, but take some time to rest and celebrate this victory. You can count on AAPD and our allies to closely monitor and fight against any activities on Capitol Hill that threaten the lives and liberty of people with disabilities.