The House Could Vote on Its Disastrous Health Care Bill As Soon As Tomorrow
By Dawn Laguens | May 2, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
Category: Attacks on Planned Parenthood, Health Care Equity
The GOP is determined force their new health care repeal bill through the U.S. House. It’s up to us to stop them.
Policy tweaks and a new coat of paint have only made Paul Ryan's disastrous health care repeal bill worse for patients and access to care — but that's not stopping the House from voting on it this week.
Republicans are hell-bent on making sure this legislation passes the House, so our determination to stop it must be even stronger.
Call your member of Congress right now. Calling is the most effective way we can make sure they know that we're watching closely — and that we'll remember their vote next time we're at the ballot box.
I don't have to remind you what made the last version of this bill so dangerous:
- Estimates from the Congressional Budget Office showed it would have left 24 million more people uninsured over the next decade.
- It also would have blocked millions of patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood health centers.
This new version doubles down on all of that — and goes even further to attack access to care:
- It allows states to slash essential health benefits like maternity care.
- It lets insurers charge people with pre-existing conditions excessively high amounts for coverage.
A vote for this bill is immoral and dangerous. We made a difference before. Now, it's time to do it again.