Quick Update: The GOP healthcare bill passed in the House. All to pay for huge tax-cuts for the wealthiest 1%.
OUR FIGHT IS NOT OVER! If your Congressmember voted for this, call them now and tell them how their vote will impact you. Then call your Senator and tell them to stop this bill.
At stake are Medicaid, affordable coverage for people over 50, those with pre-existing conditions, and the health care coverage of more than 24 million people.
The bill would endanger the lives of 133 million people with pre-existing conditions by allowing insurance companies to charge as much as they want, and would completely gut Medicaid for 74 million seniors, children, and people with disabilities.
Tell Senate to stand up for their constituents and say no to any plan that reduces the number of insured, that cuts Medi-Cal, or that raises premiums and deductibles.
Why the repeal bill is cruel:
- It GUTS Medi-Cal for kids and seniors, taking away care from over four million Californians
- It will DESTROY current protections for people with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, high blood pressure, or diabetes
- It GIVES INSURANCE COMPANIES PERMISSION to offer worthless plans that will leave cancer survivors and others with no coverage when they need it most
- It LETS INSURANCE COMPANIES DRAMATICALLY INCREASE PRICES for anyone with a “pre-existing condition” – 1 out of every 2 Americans will be affected