13 Jul Act now, because next week will be too late. #HealthcareBill
The Senate has been debating the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 for two weeks. It was to be voted on before July 4. But thanks to the thousands of people who voiced their concerns about the bill, the vote was pushed off. Now, the vote is expected to take place sometime this week. This health bill would strip away crucial care and protections in the fight against breast cancer. While a vote is yet to be held– you still have time to make even more of a difference than you already have.
If passed in its current state:
- People coping with cancer could be kept from getting insurance – or charged much more because they have suffered
- States will be given the ability to “waive” essential health benefits including covered annual mammograms, flu shots – and other prevention care.
- Employers will no longer have to provide employees with healthcare benefits
- Medicaid will be gutted – and eligibility for tax credits will be restricted. That means the middle class and the working poor will have to work even harder to get access to the care they deserve.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- We have time to make a difference to change this bill. Here in California, Senators Feinstein and Harris will vote NO. Please call them to thank them for their courage.
- If you have family and friends in the following states – ask them to contact their Senators TODAY. These Senators have not said which way they will vote. Time is of the essence.
They can email or the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, and an operator will connect you to your Representative’s office.
- Share this on your social feeds and ask for support.