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Tom Price Comments on AHCA Impact on Patient Access to Care

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HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, has released an official statement explaining how the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will support the patient-provider relationship and expand patient access to care.

According to Secretary Price, the AHCA will improve the patient provider relationship by giving patients more control over their healthcare coverage and where they can seek care.

“The American Health Care Act will restore, protect and preserve the doctor-patient relationship — the trusting partnership that is fundamental to quality healthcare,” Price said. “Our reform effort will ensure patients and physicians are the ones making medical decisions, not Washington, and provide relief to those being harmed by the current healthcare system.”

Price reiterated that the AHCA will expand health savings account (HSA) use. The bill increases HSA contribution limits, which

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