Washington D.C., Mar 20, 2017 / 15:34 pm
The bill drafted to replace the Affordable Care Act has good pro-life measures but still presents "grave challenges" that must be remedied, said one leading bishop in a recent statement.
"Laudably, the AHCA [American Health Care Act] proposes to include critical life protections for the most vulnerable among us," Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, chair of the U.S. Bishops' Domestic Justice and Human Development committee, stated last Friday of the new bill that would make changes to the Affordable Care Act.
However, there are also "some very troubling features" in the new law, like restrictions on health care "access for those most in need," Bishop Dewane continued.
The American Health Care Act, currently under consideration in Congress and set for a floor vote soon, would be the biggest overhaul of health care policy since the Affordable Care Act passed under President Obama.