The new Republican Healthcare Bill has passed the House of Representatives. Next, it goes to the Senate.
But the Resistance continues. It must, because it is clear that the Republicans on the Hill and in the White House are prioritizing removing former President Obama from the history books as much as possible, instead of prioritizing the health, well-being and safety of their constituents.
With this new bill rape and domestic violence can be considered pre-existing conditions. So can pregnancy. Worse, there is a provision to allow states to remove protections for pre-existing conditions. The Republicans in Congress voted for this, against everything that morally right and decent.
A note I saw on Facebook yesterday puts it best: With this new law, the mentally ill will not have access to healthcare, but will still have access to guns.
Think about that.
Doctors, Hospitals and even the Insurance companies find this to be a bad bill. It will increase healthcare costs and lower the level of coverage for thousands, if not millions, of people. Many small businesses dislike this, as well, as it makes it more difficult for them to provide decent healthcare to their employees.
There were many things wrong with the Affordable Care Act, it must be admitted.
This bill fixes none of them and makes much of it worse.
Call your Senator, and hold your Representative accountable for their vote. Go to Town Hall meetings, mail postcards, keep the pressure up.
This must not pass the Senate, and we CAN make a difference. We did the first time they tried this horrible bill, we must do so again.