Statement of David Jordan, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Health Kansas, on the decision to delay the Senate Health Vote and on Senator Moran’s opposition to the Senate plan

 

“Today Senator McConnell and Senate leadership decided to delay the vote on the Senate health care bill, the Better Care Improvement Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017, due to a lack of support from members of the Senate and from the public. After the decision to delay the vote, Senator Moran expressed his opposition. We applaud Senator Moran for recognizing that the Senate plan is bad for Kansas. Thousands of Kansans have weighed in with Senator Moran to let him know that this plan will raise their premiums, reduce the quality of coverage and result in devastating cuts to the Kansas Medicaid program.  We cannot afford the Senate health plan, which will harm our state budget, financially vulnerable providers and rural communities, and the health of Kansans.

We will continue to help amplify the voices of Kansans who will suffer from the current efforts. At the same time, we look forward to working with Senator Moran and supporting his effort to develop legislation that is good for Kansas.”