The American Gastroenterological Association opposes the repeal of the ACA, in a statement it released.
Here's what you should know.
1. With a possible repeal looming, the AGA opposes such an action without a "viable, equitable replacement," already in place.
2. The AGA wants coverage for ACA beneficiaries uninterrupted through any appeal process and wants to see any replacement legislation to contain the following:
- Patient access to and coverage of specialty care.
- Patient access to and coverage of evidence-based preventive screenings without cost-sharing.
- Insurers cannot discriminate because of a pre-existing condition.
- Insurers cannot discriminate based on gender.
- Parents should be allowed to keep their children on their plans until they are 26-years-old.
- A ban on annual and lifetime caps.
3. As an organization, the AGA said "We are concerned that a repeal without a replacement in place will result in millions of patients being uninsured and millions of dollars in uncompensated care to providers, like gastroenterologists. "
4. The AGA believes the legislature should build on the ACA's successful portions for the patients in need of coverage.