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"Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provided an assessment of what will happen if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) becomes law. The synopsis provides negative foreshadowing, especially in the cancer community, with statistics including: 51 million Americans will be uninsured by 2026, a dramatic increase in out-of-pocket healthcare costs, and a steep decrease in access to life-saving treatments and care. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer when it’s found early. Screening is the number one way to prevent colon cancer because it finds cancer in the early stages, or, before it even has the chance to grow or develop. President Trump promised that no person would lose health coverage, no one would be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition, and all healthcare costs would go down. The promise that “everybody’s going to be taken care of” was the center piece of hope in his presidency. The CBO’s analysis is a huge wake up call for the cancer community. The Colon Cancer Alliance urges the Senate to remember what the President promised when negotiating with the health and well-being of American families. Patient protection is vital to the cancer community. Tomorrow Can’t Wait.”

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