The GOP is doing everything they can to pass a so-called 'healthcare' bill - a bill that would have a devastating impact on millions of Americans.
The Congressional Budget Office hasn't scored the bill yet, but a previous projection estimated the legislation will result in 22 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026 -- with 15 million losing their insurance by the end of next year.
Like the prior versions, the most recent bill undermines core provisions of the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a result of the ACA, thousands of low-income people living with HIV have been able to obtain health insurance through the Medicaid expansion. Without this critical provision, these people will be left without care.
Beyond repealing these key provisions of the ACA, the bill would also cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which could jeopardize the ability of clinics to deliver preventive health services, including HIV testing and transition-related care. The ACA’s public health and prevention fund, established to expand investments in the nation’s public health infrastructure, would also be repealed. Health centers, like those operated by Planned Parenthood, often offer the only culturally competent healthcare available, especially in rural and isolated areas.
What's more, this bill will disproportionately impact LGBTQ Americans, leaving them with some of the lowest rates of insurance coverage in the nation.
We cannot allow this terrible bill to pass. The Human Rights Campaign is committed to pressuring lawmakers not to vote for this disastrous legislation. Will you join us? Take action today and send a message to Congress today. Stop Trumpcare before it can harm millions of people.