The fight to protect the health care of tens of millions of Americans and the fight to expand Medicare to cover every American are one and the same.
The Affordable Care Act was not perfect, but it was a big step in the right direction. Before the ACA, 16 percent of Americans were forced to go without health insurance. Now, the uninsured rate is under 9 percent.
We need to cover that 9 percent, and we need to get for-profit insurance corporations out of health care. We are fighting to guarantee health care for all Americans, so we will obviously fight against even a single person having theirs stolen from them by a bunch of crooks in Washington, D.C.
The latest incarnation of Trumpcare, known as “Graham-Cassidy,” is even worse than the previous versions. It goes much further than just repealing the ACA. If this bill becomes law, it would completely destroy Medicaid, which covers 74 million Americans including 45 percent of children under the age of 6 and seniors who require long-term nursing home care.
Why is the GOP on the verge of passing such a horrific bill? The answer is simple: profit. They plan to take the money that would have gone towards providing quality care to the American people, and use it to give a giant tax cut to their ultra rich donors. They loathe Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act because these programs debunk their far-right ideology by proving that government does some things better than the private, for-profit sector — and health care is one of them.
That’s why Republicans are terrified of Medicare for All. If the American people realize that everyone can pay less into the system and get better care, it would be catastrophic for both Republican donors and Republican ideology.
We will not stop fighting until every American has quality health care, and making that happen is a question of values, not affordability. America is the wealthiest country in the history of the world at the wealthiest moment in our history. Nearly every other country on earth has successfully made health care a right for all their people.
For over 100 years we have fought for guaranteed health care. We are not about to let a bunch of greedy liars from Wall Street and their goons in D.C. steal health insurance from millions of Americans and push them into early graves for profit and pleasure.
Call 202-224-3121 and tell your Senators to reject Trumpcare!