The US House will vote TODAY on the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), the GOP bill, backed by President Trump, that would repeal and replace Obamacare and is estimated would result in higher premiums and 24 million Americans losing coverage. The bill was shelved last month after failing to secure enough right-wing votes, but it’s gotten a makeover — and is worse than before, especially for women.
Like its predecessor, the new AHCA still:
But, to appeal to right-wing members, the new AHCA grants states new, potentially harmful options, such as:
Changes made to the bill to appeal to conservatives have many moderate Republicans nervous. Some, like Ohio’s Dave Joyce and Mike Turner, who opposed the bill in March could be potential “NO” votes for today’s vote. No matter who represents you, they need to hear from their constituents.
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224–3121 to be connected with your member of Congress, and tell them to vote NO on the American Healthcare Act. If they thought it was bad last month, the new version is even worse.
Tell your Representative to vote NO on the bill that would cause millions to lose coverage or pay dramatically more for health coverage — and would treat being a woman as a pre-existing condition.
And, use our AHCA Fact Sheet as a guide for more information about how women would be disproportionately impacted by the bill.
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