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Action Alert: Hands Off our Health Care!

July 13, 2017 | by

Earlier this summer, we asked you to oppose the House health care bill because of the incredibly harmful impact it would have on women and their families.

We need you to make another critical push to defend our health care. The U.S. Senate is set to vote next week on their health care bill. And make no mistake, it too poses a serious risk to the health of women and their families nationwide.

This week’s action: Call your Senators now and tell them to vote “no” on the repeal and replacement of the ACA.

This Senate bill would take away health insurance from at least 22 million people in the next nine years, including 15 million who rely on Medicaid.An attack on Medicaid is an attack on the health of women and families.

  • Medicaid covers 25 million women nationwide.
  • Nearly 1 in 3 Black women of reproductive age is on Medicaid.
  • In California, like many states across the country, Medicaid covers 50% of all births.

And there’s more. This bill also destroys access to contraception, reproductive health care, and maternity care. We cannot let a bill drafted in secret by 13 men take away the health and economic security of millions of women and their families.

Once you’ve called, don’t forget to also send your Senator an email.

And don’t forget to also stay on the offense to protect reproductive health choices. Support California’s AB 569, and ensure no woman faces employment discrimination for her reproductive choices. 

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