The next two weeks could determine the future of the American health care system for decades. Some members of the Senate are aiming to vote on a health care bill similar to the American Health Care Act, the House-passed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, by next Friday, June 30. The details of the bill have been kept secret, but press reports suggest that the Senate bill will be at least as bad—if not worse—than the AHCA. This is despite just eight percent of Americans wanting the Senate to pass the AHCA as written in the House. The bill threatens to kick millions off their insurance and end the Medicaid program as it has existed for decades. In this dire moment, consider five steps to stop this reprehensible legislation and preserve affordable access to health care for millions:
As Reform Jews, we recognize that health care should be a right for all. No person should have to choose between caring for their health or putting food on their table and a roof over their head.
If you have any questions about what you can do in the fight to protect health care for millions, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Nathan Bennett at 202-387-2800.