Statement from Children's Defense Fund–California on the American Health Care Act Vote

For Immediate Release
Friday, Mar 24, 2017

In response to the health care bill being pulled from the House floor today, Alison Buist, National Child Health Director for Children's Defense Fund–California, issued this statement:

“We are relieved that the truly terrible Republican health repeal bill was pulled from the House floor today, preserving health coverage for 37 million children in America, including more than 5 million in California alone. We celebrate this victory today but we will remain vigilant and continue to fight against any proposed changes that would jeopardize the health of America’s children. Today, 97 percent of children in California have health coverage; we have come too far to turn back.”


The Children’s Defense Fund-California (CDF-CA) is a state office of the Children’s Defense Fund, a national child advocacy organization founded by Marian Wright Edelman that has worked relentlessly for over 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. With offices in Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and Long Beach, CDF-CA champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, ensure all children have access to health coverage and care and a quality education, and invest in our justice-involved youth.


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