The AHA Friday urged the Senate to make continued health care coverage a priority as it deliberates the House-passed American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. "Health care coverage is vitally important to working Americans and their families," AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack wrote to senators. "We therefore ask that the Senate protect our patients, and find ways to maintain coverage for as many Americans as possible by rejecting the AHCA, including its elimination of Medicaid expansion, untenable cuts to the Medicaid program, dilution of consumer protections, and inadequate tax credits for individuals purchasing coverage on the exchanges. We look forward to working with the Senate as it moves forward on ACA reform." The Coalition to Protect America's Health Care, of which the AHA is a founding member, continues to energize its online community of 1.4 million members and is running TV, radio, and digital advertising reinforcing the need to protect coverage.