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Your Actions are Creating Change!

Your Actions are Creating Change!

My Friday just got a little bit brighter when I saw the GOP healthcare bill got tabled. Yay!

The AHCA would have increased premiums, eliminated essential coverage for maternity care (?!?), kicked 24 million people off of their healthcare plans, given a huge tax credit to millionaires and billionaires (who don’t need it), and added an age tax to our senior citizens.  Thank God the Republicans couldn’t pull in the votes!

A big chunk of the reason the repeal and replace bill couldn’t be done was because 25 or so members of the Freedom Caucus felt the bill didn’t go far enough towards eliminating costs and benefits.

But it wasn’t just the extreme right who was against this bill; moderate Republicans were against it too. Why?

Because we are making an impact.

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Call Congress About the Healthcare Age Tax

Call Congress About the Healthcare Age Tax

Today is the big day that congress is trying to push through the repeal and replace bill, also known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

I just contacted my congressman’s office asking him to vote NO and I hope you will do the same.  And here’s why.

It’s a bad deal.  Even the Republicans don’t like it, which is why there’s so much commotion today.  Key problems:

  • People will lose their insurance.  24 million fewer insured over the next ten years
  • The poorest people get impacted the most.  Medicaid (helping the poorest Americans) cut by $880 billion
  • The rich get richer.  AHCA gives an $883 billion tax cut, $274 billion to the richest 2%

Source: CBO: American Health Care Act

But wait, there’s more.

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