With breaking news coming daily and often hourly in Washington, St. Paul and around the world, I know there’s a lot to pay attention to at the moment. At the same time, I think we all need to stay aware of what’s happening with health care in our country.
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives is a dangerous piece of legislation that will do untold damage to millions of Americans if it ever becomes law. This is particularly true for the millions of Americans living with mental health or substance misuse issues. That’s why I’ve signed the below letter, along with 119 other mayors from across the country, urging congress to oppose the AHCA. We need a health care system that covers everyone, and ensures that everyone can get the care they need. I urge our representatives in Washington to work toward this goal, and I’m proud to join the Cities Thrive Coalition in this effort.