AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack yesterday discussed on C-SPAN's Newsmakers the state of play on efforts to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, and the importance of protecting health coverage. “For us the big issue really is all around the coverage losses that would result from the legislation, both in the House and Senate, and that’s why we’ve been opposed to it," Pollack noted in the 30-minute interview. “It really is about patients and patients being able to get coverage to care.” According to the Congressional Budget Office, 22 million Americans could lose health coverage by 2026 under the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act and 23 million under the House-passed American Health Care Act.