Republicans in the Senate want to keep the American people in limbo by keeping their version of the American Health Care Act secret. Right now, Mitch McConnell and his Senate colleagues are putting together a bill that could force people to go without necessary health care in order to give huge tax breaks to the insurance industry.
We deserve to know how much the Republican plan will increase our premiums, deductibles, and copayments, how many people will lose coverage, and what impact the $800 billion cut to Medicaid will have on those suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. We demand health care for those who lack coverage at this very moment, and the ones who might lose coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
The House passed their version of the so-called American Health Care Act without a score from the CBO, but we now know that 23 million people will lose coverage if it passes. That's not to mention the millions more who will be priced out of affording prescriptions and other vital components of health care, all so the very wealthiest can receive yet another tax cut. Call your senator today and tell them to stop the American Health Care Act. We need to start over with a plan that covers everybody.
We are fighting for universal coverage under a Medicare for All, single payer system that cuts the insurance industry out of the equation. In a single payer system, the monthly premium is the only time the patient is charged. Medical bankruptcy due to terminal illness would be a thing of the past, and the price gouging of the pharmaceutical industry would be stopped. It's time for the United States to join the UK, Canada, France, and every other major country—all of which guarantee healthcare as a right to all of their people.
Republicans in the Senate are beholden to the very industries that they are attempting to regulate. As a result, our health care access is in the hands of corporations who are looking to cash out every time a patient needs prenatal care, chemotherapy, and any other treatment.
Republicans want to take away health care from millions of people by passing the American Health Care Act. Please call your senator and tell them to stop their secret health care repeal and start over with a plan guaranteed to cover everybody.
We are getting closer than ever to achieving real universal coverage. A majority of the American people support universal coverage. While that opinion may not be reflected in the Senate, remember that they answer to us. Please call them today.