The Senate has voted to take up Trumpcare—the worst bill for women in a generation—but the fight for health care is not over. This bill is dangerous, devastating, and puts the health care of millions at risk. Here's what you can do to help Planned Parenthood right now.
Meridith chooses to be a Planned Parenthood patient for reasons both personal and political; she receives care from open, caring doctors who accept her identity and supports an organization she cares about.
With this latest version of Trumpcare, Americans will pay significantly more and get less. If the first version was called the worst bill for women in a generation, what do we call this one?
On Thursday, July 13, 2017, Rep. Jason Lewis (MN02) published an op-ed in the Pioneer Press calling for drastic Medicaid cuts that would put the health and well-being of millions of Americans in jeopardy. Let’s get a few things straight and focus on facts, not spin.
The Senate Health Care Proposal, like the bill the House passed, includes the provision to “defund” Planned Parenthood. In Minnesota, 38% of our patients—nearly 24,000 people each year—use Medicaid to access health care at Planned Parenthood. Senate and House Republicans repeatedly claim that other community clinics could pick up the slack if patients who rely on Medicaid can’t come to Planned Parenthood.
On June 21, more than 400 supporters turned out in St. Paul to stand with Planned Parenthood and urge Congress to protect health care access.
Everyone has a right to health care and compassion. I trust women, and women need Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Care Act.
Politicians shouldn’t be able to tell me that I can’t go to Planned Parenthood for my care. I don’t know where I would be now if Planned Parenthood hadn’t been there for my mind, body, and soul. No politician should be able to take that away from me, or anyone else.
The 2017 Minnesota legislative session has drawn to a close. This session, the Minnesota Legislature passed two bills aimed at limiting access to health care in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton vetoed them both.