Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works
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.
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