Did you write NC (US) Senators Burr and Tillis about stopping the AHCA (Trumpcare) bill yet? The AHCA bill that the Republicans forced through the US House on May 4, 2017 is devastating.
“This bill will put women directly in harm’s way by making health care inaccessible to people with pre-existing conditions–including those who have survived domestic violence, experienced postpartum depression, or undergone a cesarean section. ” As NOW.org wrote in their suggested email action at http://now.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AHCAEmailYourSenators.pdf.
Congress’ own Congressional Budget Office estimated that 24 million people would lose health insurance from the plan. This estimate is from the March 2017 version of the bill that was not put up for a vote (due to expected failure), and the current plan (May 2017) is only worse. Read more about the harm this plan would do at https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact.pdf.
A more readable description of the damage this bill does is at Vox.com, “These are all the people the Republican health care bill will hurt,” 5/4/17, at
https://www.vox.com/2017/5/4/15542990/republican-health-bill-ahca-medicaid-victims. This article shows 11 main groups that will be negatively affected if this legislation becomes law, and says this is ‘a few of the main groups.’ The list includes working poor, seniors, pregnant women and new mothers, Planned Parenthood patients (many students and low income earners), people and children with pre-existing conditions. And so many more.
Even as the AHCA hurts women and working people, AHCA provides another tax break for households making $250,000 a year or more – those who do not need the money.
See how to contact Senators Burr and Tillis at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/how-to-contact-ncs-us-senators-burr-and-tillis/.
Suggested letter content at http://now.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AHCAEmailYourSenators.pdf. But feel free to add your own story and any points that you think should be reinforced, like effects on women, and the 24 million people.