Another healthcare bill that hurts Americans

Here they go again! Republicans are going to make one more run at taking away healthcare for about 30 million Americans. I apologize for lack of specifics but Republicans, again, don’t want us to know what they are up to until they’ve done it to us. Call Grassley and Ernst’s offices and ask for details and they can’t/won’t because, ostensibly, they don’t know themselves.

I would cite evidence from the CBO score but that’s not been done and Republican Majority Leader McConnell wants to have the vote before the CBO score is completed (probably because he doesn’t want us to know the specific costs/results of yet another horrendous attempt to destroy healthcare for Americans).

This latest version is called the Graham-Cassidy bill and like its predecessors will dramatically cut Medicaid (affecting the working poor, children, the disabled and the poorest Americans). It will end Obamacare and in doing so it will eliminate the essential medical benefits (doctors’ services, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, pregnancy and childbirth, mental health services, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and more). In fact, AARP has discovered that the Graham-Cassidy bill will allow states to give insurance companies the right to dramatically increase premiums for pre-existing conditions. For example, 25 million Americans living with cancer or diabetes could be price-gouged by their insurer, raising premiums to tens of thousands of dollars per MONTH.

Another disgusting feature — Republicans are telling the states that opted to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, mostly blue states, they will strip federal money from their state and reward those that COULD HAVE but DID NOT expand, mostly red states. A gigantic transfer of money from blue to red (Iowa expanded Medicaid through a waiver — would we lose or gain).

Call Grassley and Ernst and demand to know facts and how they will vote.