Trumpcare opposed by the healthcare industry, including insurance companies


 

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.

Namaste,

Barbara

Native Americans Among the Most Vulnerable if Obamacare is Repealed


Obamacare Repeal Could Slash Protections For Native Americans

A full ACA repeal could have “catastrophic consequences” for Native Americans, one health board leader said.

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The repeal of the Affordable Care Act will leave millions of Americans without health care. The native people are just one segment of the population. Like the native people, millions of students, people working without benefits, and the poor will end up without health insurance.  The other problem is that when uninsured folks go to the emergency room for care, the cost of this treatment is absorbed by the hospital and the tax payers. Another important aspect is that if ACA is repealed without a replacement, then previous conditions will not be covered. So anything that you have been diagnosed with would not be covered going forward. This leaves many people in a hole. Families with children and the elderly will find themselves swamped with medical bills.

 

This would be a great time to write, call, or email your representatives. Tell them to either let the ACA alone or not to repeal it without a replacement. It is vital for our country going forward. Not having healthcare insurance will have a devastating on the lives of many families. Political party affiliation will not protect Americans as they try to avoid financial jeopardy – Republicans will be affected as easily as Democrats.