The saying "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu" was meant for the Senate Republicans' Trumpcare bill.
Mitch McConnell had 13 men put it together. Not a single woman was included, not even Republican ones who serve on the health care committee, and IT SHOWS.
Between defunding Planned Parenthood, slashing Medicaid, curbing abortion access, and endangering essential health benefits like prenatal care, it's clear that this is the worst bill for women's health in a generation.
While the Senate vote may now be delayed, we need to remain vigilant. And we need to make it clear that any Republican who supports this blatant attack on women won't be in the Senate for long.
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As it's currently written, Trumpcare would put women between a rock and a hard place.
Birth control, no longer covered by insurance, could be prohibitively expensive. With Planned Parenthood defunded, a critical source of access to contraception — not to mention STI testing and treatment and cancer screenings — would be in serious danger.
Anyone who receives tax credits to buy insurance would be banned from buying a plan that covers abortion, making it much harder to access and pay for than it already is. (And it's already pretty bad.)
Insurance companies could be allowed to simply not cover pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care — forcing women and families to pay out of pocket.
And, because that's just not enough, Medicaid would be slashed. Medicaid pays for about half of all births in this country. It keeps moms and babies healthy both during pregnancy and after the baby is born.
The GOP seems to have it out for women like never before, and the cruel impacts of this bill are honestly mind-boggling.
But there IS something we can do: Oust any Republican who supports this heartless legislation and replace them with a pro-choice Democratic woman who will actually protect our care.
Donate to help take on Trumpcare-supporting Republicans and elect pro-choice Democratic women who will protect Planned Parenthood, Medicaid, and all the programs women and families rely on for health care:
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