Tell Your Senator to Vote Against Another Bad Health Care Bill
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The Senate is once again considering healthcare legislation that would harm working families in America. The Graham-Cassidy amendment to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will eliminate certain taxes like the medical device tax but retain the 40 percent excise tax on high quality health care plans also known as the “Cadillac Tax.” The “Cadillac Tax” ultimately places an unfair 40 percent penalty on hardworking Americans’ collectively bargained health care benefits.
In addition to retention of the harmful “Cadillac tax,” the bill also ends state Medicaid expansion programs; converts Medicaid to a block grant program, reduces Medicaid funding by converting to per capita funding; eliminates cost-sharing subsidies to insurers; terminates tax credits to low and middle income Americans to help purchase health insurance; and allows states to apply for waivers to let insurers charge age based premiums, and more for individuals with pre-existing conditions It also eliminates the individual and employer insurance mandates that help stabilize the insurance market.
This legislation will have real, negative impacts on healthcare for American families. Tell your Senators to vote no on the Graham-Cassidy amendment.