Simply put: the “skinny repeal” bill is a direct attack on Planned Parenthood. No matter what version of Trumpcare the Senate votes on, it’s still the worst bill for women in a generation—especially for low-income women and women of color.
“In all of its various forms, this bill is the worst bill for women in a generation. From ending maternity coverage and the birth control benefit for millions to blocking women’s access to preventive care at Planned Parenthood, every version of Trumpcare has been devastating to women. And at every step of the process, this legislation has only gotten worse as Republican leaders have chipped away at women’s health and rights. The Senate must reject Trumpcare, or they will be responsible for putting millions of people's lives at risk. Trumpcare would leave tens of millions of people stranded without the essential health care they and their families depend on today.”
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.