Pulse of NEJC: Do you want to see Rep. Yoder support the American Health Care Act?

Jay Senter - March 17, 2017 11:36 am
Protestors lined 79th Street outside Rep. Kevin Yoder's office to voice disapproval of the GOP healthcare plan.
Protestors lined 79th Street outside Rep. Kevin Yoder’s office to voice disapproval of the GOP healthcare plan.

Around 50 people gathered outside the Downtown Overland Park office of Rep. Kevin Yoder Thursday to protest the American Health Care Act, the Republicans’ proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.

The plan has received a rocky reception, thus far, with largely negative reaction to the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate that it would leave 24 million more uninsured by 2026 than under the current plan. The CBO also estimated that the ACHA would reduce government healthcare spending by $880 billion between 2017 and 2026. Republican leaders have questioned some of the CBO’s estimates about the increase in the number of uninsured, but a number within the party have come out against the proposal.

Local Rep. Kevin Yoder has been a vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act for years now, saying that he would support efforts to repeal and replace the bill.

Should Yoder vote in favor or against the American Health Care Act if and when it comes before the House for a vote?

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