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Tell Congress the American Health Care Act Doesn't Work for Cancer Patients


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The American Health Care Act is Bad for Cancer Patients

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am a constituent and supporter of the lifesaving work performed by The International Myeloma Foundation. I want to express my heavy concerns about the American Health Care Act.

I understand the bill was designed with the intention of giving states more flexibility and lowering costs, but I have deep concerns about how some of these proposed changes will affect the most ill in our society. Specifically, I have concerns about the provision regarding preexisting conditions. Even with the inclusion of the Upton amendment, which is well intended, cancer patients are still at risk. We are appreciative of the fact that the needs of individuals with preexisting conditions are being taken into consideration, however, many analysts have already pointed out that the additional funding the Upton amendment provides will not be enough to ensure all patients receive the care they need.

Multiple myeloma patients need access to quality healthcare, without facing the barriers that could stem from this ill-conceived legislation. There have been many advances in myeloma research and treatment. Patients fighting myeloma and all forms of cancer need access to the best care possible in order to improve their chances of surviving their disease and I fear this legislation will harm patient access.

When making decisions about healthcare reform, please keep the needs in mind of multiple myeloma patients as well as all individuals fighting cancer. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

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