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American Lung Association Responds to Pulling American Health Care Act from House Floor

(March 24, 2017) - Chicago, IL

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Allison MacMunn
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– Statement of American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer in response to the House of Representatives pulling the American Health Care Act from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives:

“Speaker Ryan made the correct choice in pulling the American Health Care Act. This was the right call for lung health and the more than 32 million Americans living with lung disease.  

“Together with ten leading patient organizations, we have put forward Consensus Healthcare Reform Principles that identify the fundamental healthcare needs of Americans. The American Lung Association is ready to work with the Congress and the Administration on commonsense steps to ensure the healthcare system provides affordable, accessible and adequate healthcare coverage and preserves the coverage provided to millions through Medicare and Medicaid.”


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The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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