Urge Your Senator to Vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)

Last Thursday Senate Republicans revealed their version of the American Health Care Act, the unpopular House bill. The Senate bill retains much of the problematic provisions of the House bill, including massive reductions to Medicaid, higher insurance costs, and less coverage in order to cut taxes for the wealthy. According to the Congressional Budget Office report, by 2026, 15 million fewer Americans would have Medicaid, not to mention the 22 million more uninsured.

Republicans in the Senate have followed their House colleagues in rushing a secret plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act onto the Senate floor.  No committee hearings, no public debate and no expert testimony will take place before this extremely unpopular bill is likely to get a vote in the U.S. Senate.

The bill threatens the health care of millions and would gut Medicaid, through a per capita cap funding mechanism.  Medicaid insures one in five Americans. The proposed structural change would harm these older people, kids and their families, people with disabilities, and those suffering from substance abuse and mental health conditions.

Contact your U.S. Senators today and tell them that you oppose the GOP repeal bill. Remind them that health care is a right based in the sanctity and dignity of the human person. Tell them you will not stand for 23 million people losing insurance and cuts to health care for the most vulnerable of our society.

We recommend you take one of two actions detailed below.  If you need assistance, please contact: Alí Bustamante, Ph.D., our economic policy specialist, at arbustam@loyno.edu or 504-864-7748. Thanks for your strong advocacy on behalf of millions of people.  Remember that just one or two votes can swing this issue.

 

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