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Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Without Simultaneous Replacement Raises Risk for Child Abuse and Neglect

December 19, 2016

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(Phoenix, AZ) – Congressional leaders are making plans for a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act early in January. But they don’t have a replacement plan ready to present to the American people, so the repeal might have a delayed effective date with Congress asking us to wait and see what the new plan will be.

Governor Ducey has warned that repeal without a replacement plan at the same time could threaten health care coverage for 600,000 Arizona children and adults. This loss of health care also raises the risk for child abuse and neglect and creates looming pressure over Arizona’s overwhelmed foster care system. Join leaders in foster care and prevention to discuss the dangerous consequences of losing behavioral health services for parents and children.

WHERE: Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington St. Lobby of the Capitol Tower
By the Christmas tree

WHEN: Wednesday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m.

SPEAKERS: Dana Wolfe Naimark, Children’s Action Alliance
Rebecca Ruffner, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
Kris Jacober, AZ Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents
Connie Phillips, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
Desaray Klimenko, former foster youth

Families who have used the behavioral health system will be available for interview.