President Tripathi and others encourage Congress to keep ACA

Published June 19, 2017

An article in Business First reports UB President Satish K. Tripathi is among the leaders of some of Buffalo’s largest health care institutions who are urging the Western New York legislative delegation to reject the Republican-led replacement of the Affordable Care Act, which they suggest could cost New York $10.5 billion and more than 86,000 jobs. “Not only is Western New York home to an older, poorer population needing more intensive health care interventions than other regions, but also medical education and biomedical research are central components to our region’s economic recovery,” they write. “By eliminating access to health care to millions of people, the AHCA will drive up medical care costs and impose a disproportionally high burden on urban health systems.”

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