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‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

June 27, 2017

The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of health care offered in the United States, according to policy experts and physicians.

“What we knew qualitatively was that the bill was more about cutting taxes, slashing the social safety net and shifting health care costs onto average Americans,” Caitlin McCormick Brault, associate director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, told “[The Congressional Budget Office] has now quantified the depth and severity of those cuts.”

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