Trump administration officials and GOP House leadership claim they have enough votes to pass the amended American Health Care Act and plan to vote on it today. At stake are Medicaid, coverage for essential health benefits and pre-existing conditions, and the health care coverage of more than 24 million people.
It is time to act! Call your representatives and tell them to oppose the amended AHCA!
Use the SEIU and MoveOn call-in lines:
The amended AHCA keeps the same unacceptable things of the prior version. It will:
- Cause 24 million people to lose coverage;
- Create massive premium hikes for older adults, women, and people with pre-existing conditions;
- Slash $880 billion dollars from Medicaid, leading to huge service and eligibility cuts for low-income people;
- Shift billions in costs to state governments; and
- Use health care cuts to fund tax cuts for the wealthy and the health care industry.
The amended AHCA also adds other, unacceptable, new provisions. It will:
- Allow insurance companies to hurt people with pre-existing conditions;
- Allow higher premiums for older adults; and
- Gut the requirement that insurance companies cover basic health care services, such as maternity care, prescription drugs, and mental health care.
- Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders could lose their coverage.
- Billions of dollars in federal Medicaid funding is at risk, which will force the State to drop enrollees or drastically reduce benefits.
- And More
- Continue sending us those stories - we need to document the impact that the AHCA would have on our neighbors, family, and friends.
More Talking Points:
NO - to any bill that does not protect individuals with pre-existing conditions from being charged more or getting fewer services
NO - to any bill that caps or cuts Medicaid
NO - to any bill that ends or harms Medicaid expansion
NO - to any bill that repeals the ACA
NO - to any bill that cuts health care for women
NO - to any bill that cuts health care for children
NO - to any bill that cuts health care for people with disabilities
NO - to any bill that increases health care costs for the elderly
NO - to any bill that allows health insurance companies to drop essential health benefits
NO - to any bill that decreases the number of individuals who have health coverage.