Affordable Care Act repeal stands to cut funding for essential student health services

Wednesday May 3, the U.S. House of Representatives will be moving forward to consider legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

After a month of negotiations and changes to the original bill filed in March, House members plan to vote on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), which would change the way states receive Medicaid funding by imposing a per capita allotment funding structure. 

If passed into law, the American Health Care Act stands to significantly impact the ability of students with disabilities and students in poverty to receive essential health services in public schools.

NSBA and other member organizations voiced concerns in a coalition letter to congressional leaders urging them to vote "no" on The American Health Care Act (AHCA).  Read the letter on our legislative actions page.

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