The GOP Healthcare bill: a Disaster which must be stopped

The GOP has unveiled their long-awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act, and it’s even worse than imagined.  Here are a few features:

  • Ends Medicaid expansion
  • Increases premiums by 30% for anyone who has a lapse in coverage
  • Allows insurers to charge older people five times more than younger people
  • Gives tax breaks to the wealthy
  • Eliminates the requirement to cover essential services such as pregnancy, medications, mental health services and hospitalization

Congress is beginning to hold hearings on the legislation.  View the hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Committee here.  We thank our Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Don Beyer for speaking out against the bill.  Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10th) appears to be supportive of this disastrous bill — she needs to hear from her constituents:
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