Medicaid’s chief medical officer on Thursday came out publicly against the American Health Care Act proposed by House Republicans.
The decision to oppose the bill is a break from other leaders in the Department of Health and Human Services, which has shown support for the bill.
“Despite political messaging from others at HHS, I align with the experts from @aafp @AmerAcadPeds @AmerMedicalAssn in opposition to #AHCA,” Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky tweeted Wednesday.
Ostrovsky’s account also tweeted out statements from the more than half a dozen medical associations that have opposed the bill.
Andy Slavitt, the former head of Medicare and Medicaid under the Obama administration, called Ostrovsky a hero.
We should have a ton of admiration for @AndreyOstrovsky and what he did tonight.