Medicaid often provides life-saving care for children who are born with congenital defects. This California family credits Medi-Cal, California’s version of Medicaid, with saving their son in the days after his birth. If Medicaid is cut, services like these will no longer be available for families like theirs.
Democratic senators are doing the hard work on Capitol Hill to fight the repeal bill. Don’t forget to keep engaging them in your advocacy to stop the heartless legislation. Visit the Protect Our Care page for more resources and tips for talking to senators who support the bill.
If, on the other hand, your senator is opposed to this bill, here’s what you should be doing, here's what you should be doing.
The Senate Republicans finally released their bill to repeal the ACA. It is now evident why Senate leadership has attempted to withhold details of this bill from the public. This bill would only inflict more harm on people’s access to health care, compared to the House repeal bill that CBO estimated would strip coverage from 23 million people.
The bill would end the Medicaid expansion, allow states to eliminate essential health benefits and minimum coverage requirements, cut financial assistance for private coverage, instituted an age tax on premiums, and more. Our blog dives into each aspect of the bill and explains what it means for coverage.
Erich was born with Downs Syndrome and a severe intellectual disability. At 20 years old, he functions at roughly the level of a second grader. While many young adults with Downs have been able to integrate into society and take on employment, Erich’s disability is so profound that he requires full-time care and he will never be able to live independently.
If Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act and cuts Medicaid, millions of people will lose their health coverage. Celeste from National City, Michigan, and her husband are two of them. She shared her health care story with us.
If the Senate passes a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act and cutting federal funding for Medicaid, the pain will not be limited only to people who rely on the ACA and Medicaid for health coverage. When millions lose health insurance, the burden of paying for the health care these now uninsured people need will end up hitting the rest of us – in the wallet.
Leslie and his family depend on Medicaid to care for their daughter, Gloria. Gloria's has a rare disorder that requires intensive, round-the-clock care.
The proposed cuts to Medicaid would put Gloria's family in an impossible situation. Both parents work multiple jobs, and rely on the support staff and nurses provided through Medicaid to keep Gloria at home.
The plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act passed by the House of Representatives would roll back the clock on years of progress toward health care for all and devastate the American health care system.
As Republicans in Congress continue their quest to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid for millions, one of our most important roles as health care advocates and activists is to stay motivated and engaged in the fight to save health care. While we all have different ways of doing this, music is a common thread that motivates and connects us together into the larger movement. Every movement has its songs, and we want to hear yours!
When the House of Representatives passed its highly irresponsible and unpopular American Health Care Act, senators were quick to distance themselves from it. In the face of reports the bill would deny coverage to 23 million people, they said the Senate would write its own bill.
But now, the Senate Republicans’ chief vote counter, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, has told reporters that “80 percent of what the House did we’re likely to do.”