Medicaid’s chief medical officer on Wednesday night came out publicly against the healthcare bill proposed by House Republicans.
The decision to oppose the bill, the American Health Care Act, 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.
Ostrovsky’s account also tweeted out statements from the more than half a dozen medical associations that have opposed the bill.
— Andrey Ostrovsky, MD (@AndreyOstrovsky) March 9, 2017
Andy Slavitt, the former head of Medicare and Medicaid under the Obama administration, called Ostrovsky a hero.