FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 7, 2017
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, (202) 344-5805,

Graham-Cassidy Bill Puts Health Care Safety Net in Imminent Danger
Statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)

WASHINGTON, DC – "The Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a dangerously flawed bill that would make people sicker, weaken families, and drive up health care costs in communities across the country.

“The bill would put health care coverage out of financial reach for millions of people and discriminates against highly qualified and trusted family planning providers, which millions of people rely on for preventive care every year. The measure includes even more drastic provisions designed to deny health care access to those in need than previous versions.

“If enacted, this bill would fuel a dramatic decline in women and men seeking care for cancer screenings, STD screening and treatment, clinical exams, and other preventive services, and the long-term consequences will be unequivocally disastrous for the public’s health. NFPRHA calls on the Senate to block this bill now.”



The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) is a membership organization representing providers and administrators committed to helping people get the family planning education and care they need to make the best choices for themselves and their loved ones. NFPRHA works to enhance the ability of thousands of nurse practitioners, doctors, and other health professionals to provide high-quality family planning care through training and advocacy. For more information, visit 


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