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AMA President urges GOP to refine AHCA following CBO projections: 3 points

During a recent National Press Club event, Andrew Gurman, MD, American Medical Association president, said the GOP needs to "go back to the drawing board" on the American Health Care Act, the ACA alternative, according to The Hill.

Here are three points:

1. Other leading organizations including representatives from the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association expressed similar sentiments in opposition of the AHCA.

2. Dr. Gurman cited recent CBO figures that found 24 million Americans will lose their coverage under the AHCA by 2026.

3. With millions of Americans possibly left uninsured, Dr. Gurman reaffirmed the association's stance to make sure Americans maintain their coverage, The Hill reports.

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