HOW TO STOP THE SENATE HEALTHCARE BILL:
The Senate healthcare bill just dropped and it’s an appalling disaster.
If this bill passes it will:
Completely defund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is an essential health care provider. Not only is Planned Parenthood the primary source of health care for many patients, but it also provides health care primarily to low-income people and communities. Planned Parenthood doesn’t just help with birth control and unwanted pregnancies. Only a small fraction of Planned Parenthood’s work is with abortions. They also help millions of Americans with cancer screenings and procedures, and preventative HPV and other STD shots, and other types of birth control.
Hurt people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions. Because of the waiver authority in place in the bill, states have the option to limit coverage given to people with pre-existing conditions. Not only that, but the bill makes huge cuts in Medicaid, worse than even the House bill that preceded it. Insurers in certain states will be able to change their plans and how much they charge people with disabilities or pre-existing conditions, which will make millions lose coverage they need.
Take away mental health services and coverage. If this bill passes, Medicaid will no longer be required to cover any mental health after 2019. This includes counseling and psychiatric services and medicine.
Give tax breaks and money to corporations and the wealthy. The bill repeals all ACA taxes on corporations and the wealthy that help pay for insurance subsidies.
IF YOU HAVE A REPUBLICAN SENATOR IN YOUR STATE, PLEASE CALL THEM UP 1-866-665-4470 OR SEND THEM A LETTER OR EMAIL. LET THEM KNOW YOU WON’T STAND FOR THIS AND YOU’LL MAKE SURE THEY WON’T BE RE-ELECTED COME MIDTERMS.
GIVE THEM HELL.
(IF YOU LIVE IN A STATE WITH A DEMOCRAT SENATOR CALL THEM TOO. LET THEM KNOW THEY CAN’T LET THIS PASS.)