Back to the ER — Republican Health Bill Expected to Hit Poor Families the Hardest

By Viji Sundaram, New America Media

The health care bill introduced by House Republicans on Monday will cause millions of people to lose their health insurance, according to experts.

Among the hardest hit will be low-income families, who will be forced to go back to the emergency room for their medical care, said Marty Lynch, executive director of LifeLong Medical Care, a 40-year-old federally qualified health clinic with 14 locations in the Bay Area.

Clinics like his — long the safety net for poor and undocumented families in underserved areas — are now bracing for the fallout from the planned repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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