City News

BALTIMORE. Six reasons to fight the ACA replacement plan (Baltimore Sun)

Op-ed by Dr. Leana Wen, Big Cities Health Coalition member and Director of the Baltimore City Health Department 

For months, I have received questions from concerned residents about how repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would impact their health. My patients were worried about whether they could still get medications to treat their heart disease and diabetes, whether they would they lose coverage for mental health and addiction services, and whether they would continue to get basic preventive services such as mammogram, pap smears and blood pressure screenings.  Read more. 

SACRAMENTO. GOP Obamacare repeal plan could hurt fight against Zika, hepatitis, other health problems (Sacramento Bee)

By Sammy Caiola

A multibillion dollar federal fund that helps prevent disease outbreaks and fights chronic conditions may disappear with a Republican plan to revamp the Affordable Care Act, worrying local physicians and county officials who say they rely on the money to sustain community health.  Read more.

MINNEAPOLIS. The Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Imperil a Little Known Part with a Huge Impact (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Op-ed by Gretchen Musicant, Big Cities Health Coalition Chair, and Director of the Minneapolis Health Department

The debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in full swing, and many know that repealing the ACA would leave almost 20 million Americans without health care coverage. This is of great concern. Read more.