CALL TO ACTION !
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11TH A REPUBLICAN PROPOSAL TO REPEAL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WILL COME UP FOR A VOTE!
CALL YOUR CONGRESS PERSON AND TELL THEM NOT TO VOTE THIS IMPORTANT LEGISLATION DOWN!
Click here to find your congressperson and make that call today!
Since the Supreme Court refused to strike down the ACA, the GOP along with the health insurance lobby have decided to disempower the ACA state by state by pushing state legislators to repeal the law or refuse to participate in any funding of Medicaid or exchanges. This represents a cynical attack on the American citizens by essentially starving the funding for the program. It will have a two-fold effect, none of which is good for working people; (1) states that chose to step up and do their share in the funding of the program will have to contribute more to cover for those states that refuse, (2) those who live in the states with a GOP run legislature will just have to go suffer on their own without medical care, preferably as far as the GOP is concerned, in private if you please.
If you still don’t think there’s anything critically at stake here, think again. as noted above the Supreme Court gave states a lot of discretion in how they will participate in the expansion of Medicaid benefits and the insurance exchange system. As detailed in this Crooks and Liars article here, some states are even considering using the Supreme Court’s interpretation as an excuse to further cut existing Medicaid!