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United Way Statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act

Alexandria, VA. (June 28, 2017) – United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.  As such, we work with a range of parties – including business, government and community leaders – to improve all Americans’ access to affordable, quality healthcare.

We are monitoring congressional action on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which, in its current form, would result in sweeping changes to our healthcare laws and impact insurance coverage for every American.  Most notably, the bill will make it more difficult for Americans to get affordable health care that allows them to lead healthy, productive lives.

Quality healthcare is critical for a child’s ability to succeed in school, and for families to remain financially self-sufficient. We will continue to work with all parties who wish to come together to develop a plan that will reduce healthcare costs while not reducing coverage for working families. 

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United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.8 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Read our Annual Report. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.

 

Media Contact

Southerlyn Worsham
United Way Worldwide
703-836-7100 ext 321
southerlyn.worsham@uww.unitedway.org

Christine Sanchez
United Way Worldwide
703-836-7100 ext 564
christine.sanchez@uww.unitedway.org