Call Congress: Say no to Zombie Healthcare bill.

After a failed attempt to repeal Obamacare in March, Republicans are back. This week, they’re pushing for a vote on their same failed legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), with an amendment that makes a bad bill even worse. Today’s #DailyRevolution is to call your House members to make sure they say NO.

In March we called on our members of Congress to dump Trumpcare (the AHCA), and they did. Trumpcare would have dismantled Obamacare (the ACA) and restructured Medicaid, resulting in 24 million fewer people with health coverage within ten years. It would, however, have kept popular ACA provisions, like allowing 26-year-olds to stay on their parents’ plan; banning the exclusion of people with preexisting health conditions; and requiring that insurance cover basic health services, like maternity care.

This week, Republicans brought the AHCA back from the dead, and released a new amendment. (Thanks, Rep. Tom MacArthur of NJ!) MacArthur’s amendment would allow states to ignore some of those key Obamacare provisions, allowing them to bring back higher premiums for preexisting conditions, charge older Americans more, and opt out of providing essential health benefits like mental health services, maternity and newborn care.

It’s rumored that this new AHCA+ bill could get a vote as early as this weekend.  Today, we’re calling on members of the House to oppose this zombie bill.


#DAILYREVOLUTION

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Suggested Reading:

Trumpcare: Fiction and Fact – The New York Times

Zombie Trumpcare is Undead Again and Crueler Than Ever – New York Magazine

Trump is Bringing Back Trumpcare Because He Cares How His First 100 Days Go – Salon