If Trumpcare passes, 24 million people would lose access to affordable health care. And millions of people with health insurance would be at risk of losing coverage for pre-existing conditions. That's not right. It's not decent. And it's not American.
Just ask late night host Jimmy Kimmel, who told the powerful and harrowing story of his new son's birth. Billy Kimmel was born with congenital heart disease. He could have died -- but didn't because his family had excellent health insurance. The point wasn't lost on Jimmy. In an emotional plea, he said:
Before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition.... And if your parents didn’t have medical insurance, you might not live long enough to even get denied because of a pre-existing condition.
If your baby is going to die, and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make. I think that’s something that, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?
But Republicans in Congress don't agree. Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are trying to pass a deadlier version of Trumpcare that won't even require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions like the kind that little Billy Kimmel survived.
Paul Ryan wants to hold the vote this week. But if just two Republicans commit to voting no on Trumpcare, the legislation will go back to the trash heap where it belongs.
You have the power to make a real difference. Legislators listen when they receive phone calls from their constituents. Calls let them know real people, not special interest lobbyists, really care about the issue. One phone call can mean as much as 10 or even 20 emails! Call now -- you can use the sample script below to guide your call:
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