U.S. Senate Republicans are making another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This time, it is called the Graham-Cassidy, G-C, plan. I would call it the Gut and Cut plan.

This plan isn't really new, it has a lot of the same bad pieces from the previous attempts. Women would be particularly impacted by this legislation as it removes protections for things like maternity care. It also slashes public and private insurance options, which thousands of North Dakotans rely on.

If people do not have this health coverage it is not only bad for them. Guess who else it hurts? Health care costs get passed on to employers and individuals in their insurance premiums!

Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp need to vote no. North Dakota has an excellent health care system when everyone can pay their bill.

Sen. Tim Mathern, Fargo

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