Articles on Harm Trumpcare Would Do to Women’s Health

Read more about Medicaid and the damage that Trumpcare will do in the following articles, among other places. People need to realize the devastation the Senate Trumpcare Bill has on women.  In addition, North Carolina would fare the worst of any states in the country under Trumpcare.

Leaders from Feminist Majority, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Women’s March on Washington came together today in Washington, D.C. to discuss the dangers posed by Trumpcare to women across race, class and age—and to devise a plan to stop it. These leaders are

  • National NOW President Terry O’Neill
  • Feminist Majority’s Eleanor Smeal
  • Janel George, Director of Federal Reproductive Rights and Health at National Women’s Law Center
  • Michelle Batchelor, Deputy Director of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
Photo Credit: Feminist Majority

The devastation of Senate health care plan on North Carolina needs to be understood.

“If the Senate health care plan becomes law, no state’s residents would fare worse than North Carolina, according to a new study on the proposed bill. That includes 1.3 million people in North Carolina, according to a new study – the fourth-most in the nation, and the highest percentage of people losing coverage in any state.”

According to “1.3 million in NC could lose health insurance under Senate health plan,” 6/28/17,

These articles are on Medicaid and the damage that Trumpcare will do.

  1. Article on National Women’s Group leaders discussing harmful implications Trumpcare has on women’s health.“Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal, who called the bill “a trading of women’s lives for tax cuts for the super rich and some corporations,” spoke at length about the impact the BCRA will have on those who rely on Medicaid. The legislation slashes Medicaid funding and stops the Medicaid expansion program in the ACA—which Smeal and O’Neill pointed out impacts not just low-income women and women of color, but also middle-income women who will one day rely on Medicaid for nursing care and women with disabilities. “70 percent of people in nursing homes are women,” Smeal observed. “Medicaid is servicing poor people and middle-class people. The price of nursing homes is so high that many people who were middle-class will need Medicaid in their later years to stay in a nursing home. Two-thirds of nursing home patients are paid for by Medicaid. Therefore, if you cut Medicaid services, nursing homes are going to close.” ““Feminist Leaders Come Together to #StopTrumpcare,” 6/23/17, at
  2. NOW President Terry O’Neill talks about the “connection between increasing maternal mortality in the United States and GOP policies under consideration in the U.S. Congress.”“Exit interview: NOW’s O’Neill on GOP health policy and maternal deaths,” 6/18/17, a
  3. Facebook live event* of leaders of national women’s organizations – like National Organization for Women’s Terry O’Neill and Feminist Majority’s Eleanor Smeal – making it really clear that TRUMPCARE TARGETS WOMEN.Here are some of the harmful implications Trumpcare has on women’s health, Jun 2017,
    *Note – this is a facebook live event, so only those with facebook will be able to watch it.

  4. Trumpcare ends Medicaid as we know it. Devastating effects of Medicaid on women.“Medicaid Fact Sheet,” 6/2017,
  5. Good information from NPR which includes people with pre-existing conditions, low income nursing home residents (really does middle class too), people with disabilities – but it’s another source that just doesn’t look at how devastating this is to women as a group. And also doesn’t look at secondary damage – closing of hospitals and nursing homes – and the effects on patients, but also on staff. Health care jobs will be eliminated as well.“CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill,” 6/22/17,
  6. “How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers,” 6/23/17, at
  7. “The skinny on block grants — the heart of the GOP’s Medicaid plan,” 2/17/17, at

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