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This week, we’ve been fighting like hell against the Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill — aka the worst  version of Trumpcare we’ve seen yet.

This bill is a disaster. It’s dangerous. It eviscerates Medicaid as we know it. If made law, it would take health care away from an estimated 32 million people. A small group of white, male GOP senators are trying to fast-track the bill and pass it without any public debate. It already has Trump’s approval.

And let’s be crystal clear: The Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill harms women most of all — in staggering ways. In fact, there are countless ways this bill targets women.

Outraged? Call your Senator now and tell them to REJECT this bill.

Are you a woman? Here’s how the Graham-Cassidy bill could affect you.

Graham-Cassidy-Heller makes it harder for women to get the care they need.

This bill:

  • Allows insurance companies to charge women more for pre-existing conditions. If Graham-Cassidy-Heller is made law, women could be charged about $17,320 more for being pregnant and $28,660 more for having breast cancer.

  • Prevents women from using tax subsidies to purchase an insurance plan that covers safe, legal abortion. This makes it harder to get private insurance that covers abortion. Some insurance plans will drop coverage completely, leaving women to foot the bill out of pocket.

  • Compromises women's mental health care. Women are twice as likely as men to experience depression, and according to the CDC, approximately one in nine women experience postpartum depression. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill allows insurance companies to no longer cover mental health care, and could cut prescription drug coverages, making mental health prescriptions cost hundreds of dollars more per month.

We MUST stop these attacks on women. Click to call your Senator.

Graham-Cassidy-Heller makes it harder for women to care for their families.

This bill:

  • Eliminates coverage for women’s families. Insurance companies would also be allowed to no longer cover pediatric care. Most caregivers in this country are women — meaning they will bear the brunt of increased costs.

It’s no wonder that less than a quarter of women support this disastrous bill.

Graham-Cassidy-Heller includes a slew of so-called “sweeteners” to try and lure in GOP senators who are opposed to it.

This bill:

  • The bill makes clear that a few select states get additional funding over what they get today in tax credits. For example, Alaska will get 3 percent more funding while Maine will get a 43 percent bump.
  • But these funds would only last a few years, and these Senators would still have to deal with steep Medicaid cuts and per capita caps in their states. 
This is OUTRAGEOUS — tell your Senator!

Graham-Cassidy-Heller could block women from access to birth control.

This bill:

  • This bill allows plans to not cover birth control and other important preventive services. More than 55 million women have gained access to birth control and other critical care, like STI screenings and well-woman exams, without co-pay through the ACA. Paying out-of-pocket for oral contraception can cost a woman up to $600 per year.

  • Plus, this comes at a time when the Trump administration is also threatening to scale back the birth control benefit. Now, Congress would permit states to completely eliminate this benefit.

Let's stop this bill once and for all. Call your Senator TODAY!

Graham-Cassidy-Heller harms women of color in particular.

This bill:

  • Takes away health coverage from many women of color. Nearly one-third of Black women and 27 percent of Latinas rely on Medicaid to get the care they need.

  • Makes it harder for women of color to care for their families. Black women and Latinas are more likely to be breadwinners than white women. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill raises premiums and out-of-pocket charges, meaning more women of color will have to bear the financial burden of skyrocketing costs.

  • Blocks women of color from getting the care they need at Planned Parenthood. This bill takes direct aim at health care at Planned Parenthood — care that millions of people rely on each year — thirty-six percent of whom are Black or Latino.

Call your Senator NOW. Let's stop this bill in its tracks.

Graham-Cassidy-Heller would make it harder to have a healthy pregnancy.

This bill:

  • Would put the maternity coverage for 13 million women on the line. This puts moms and their babies at risk.

  • That could force  mothers to pay thousands more out of pocket. Without insurance coverage, a vaginal birth could cost $30,000 and a C-section could cost $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Makes it harder to grow a family, especially since Medicaid covers 50 percent of births.

  • Could force women to choose between being with their newborn or keeping their health care. New mothers who rely on Medicaid and don't have a job would be forced to find work within 60 days — or risk losing their coverage.

We can't let up. Click now to fight back.

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