This is a do or die moment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Tomorrow, exactly seven years after the ACA became law, the House of Representatives will be voting to repeal it and replace it with TrumpCare—a plan that, if passed, will lead to at least 24 million Americans losing their healthcare.
Republicans are rushing to get it through before the upcoming April recess, ignoring the normal legislative process, because they don’t want to face you, their constituents. They are moving forward even though we now know, from estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, that TrumpCare will lead to at least 24 million Americans losing their coverage, higher premiums for consumers, and a $600 billion tax break on the wealthy and corporations.
Members of Congress need to know that you reject TrumpCare. The bill the House will be voting on this Thursday would harm millions of Americans. It gives wealthy Americans, insurance companies, drug companies, and other corporations tax breaks. These tax cuts are paid for on the backs of poor and middle class Americans by dramatically scaling back the subsidies that low- and moderate-income families use to purchase affordable health care as well by gutting the Medicaid program.1 The changes to Medicaid financing would not only end Medicaid expansion but also jeopardize states’ long-term financing of the program and their ability to provide coverage to other populations who depend on the program—for example, children, the elderly, and the disabled.
Call your representative in the House and tell them to vote NO on TrumpCare. Tell them you oppose any plan that does not preserve the coverage gains and quality of care under the ACA. First, Do No Harm. Reject TrumpCare.
TrumpCare Details: The CBO score is in and (surprise, surprise!) TrumpCare is even worse than we feared
24 million Americans would lose coverage over the next 10 years—14 million in the first year alone leaving 52 million Americans without healthcare coverage.
2 million Americans with employer-sponsored coverage would lose it by 2020; 7 million would lose it over 10 years
Higher premiums, higher deductibles, and more out-of-pocket costs
Insurance premiums would skyrocket by 20% by 2019
- $880 billion in cuts to Medicaid funding while giving rich Americans and corporations a $592 billion tax cut. That's not a healthcare plan; it's a tax cut plan - for the wealthy only.
- If Medicaid funds are cut as this bill requires, 100,000 Coloradans will lose healthcare