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Mathern: 'I would call it the Gut and Cut plan'

U.S. Senate Republicans are making another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This time, it is called the Graham-Cassidy, G-C, plan. I would call it the Gut and Cut plan.This plan isn't really new, it has a lot of the same bad pieces from...

Joel Brekken
Tim Mathern. Special to The Forum

U.S. Senate Republicans are making another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This time, it is called the Graham-Cassidy, G-C, plan. I would call it the Gut and Cut plan.

This plan isn't really new, it has a lot of the same bad pieces from the previous attempts. Women would be particularly impacted by this legislation as it removes protections for things like maternity care. It slashes public and private insurance options, which thousands of North Dakotans rely on.

If people do not have this health coverage it is not only bad for them. Guess who who else? Health care costs get passed on to employers and individuals in their insurance premiums!

Sens. Hoeven and Heitkamp need to vote "no." North Dakota has an excellent health care system when everyone can pay their bill.​

Mathern represents District 141 in the North Dakota Senate.

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