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Commissioners Urge ‘No’ Vote on Graham-Cassidy Bill

Monday, September 25, 2017
Contact: Tyler Lowry, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-6630
Marty Homan, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-5273

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners sent a letter to both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators, Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, urging them to “oppose Graham-Cassidy and instead work with their colleagues in the Senate to advance legislation that improves, rather than destroys, our current healthcare system.”
 
The letter states that, “it is plain to see the damage that this bill would do to tens of thousands of Ohio families, and tens of millions across the nation.” It also notes the litany of leading health organizations that oppose the bill, which includes the American Medical Association, AARP, American Hospital Association and the Children’s Hospital Association.
 
The letter ends by saying, “Counties are on the frontlines of ensuring the wellbeing of our residents, and our nation's healthcare system works best when counties have a strong federal partner in delivering quality, affordable health care. This is not about liberal or conservative policies, and it’s not about political alliances. This is about our nation’s healthcare system and the responsibility of federal, state and local governments to work together to improve it. We stand ready to do so.”
 
Franklin County letter to Senator Brown
Franklin County letter to Senator Portman

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