The US House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act yesterday, May the 5th, 2017. If this bill becomes law, it will impact the health care of millions of Americans. It will be especially hard on children and adults with rare diseases, including children living with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA).
The Systemic JIA Foundation joins numerous other patient groups in opposing this legislation. This law could have disastrous consequences for children living with SJIA and other Autoinflammatory Diseases, who depend on expensive medications to keep the disease under control. Some of the potential impacts of the AHCA are: