We’re in danger of losing our health care. The Senate is inching closer to passing a devastating health care bill. If they do, then millions of people will see their health care coverage disappear. But you can do something about it.
Nevada is particularly important in the fight to save our health care. Why? Because our senator, Dean Heller, is a deciding vote on the Senate bill.
You have a critical part to play, and there is no time to waste. As a constituent, you have the power to influence Senator Heller’s vote on health care.
The over 600,000 Nevadans who rely on Medicaid would be most adversely affected as Nevada is poised to lose approximately $5 billion in federal Medicaid funds by 2028 if the Senate health care bill passes. This would harm 300,000 children, 13,000 seniors, and 42,000 people with disabilities in Nevada.
But that’s only what we actually know today. Are you insured through an employer plan? You do know that employers shop insurers country-wide for the best policy prices they can find, right? Have you heard this bill allows States to seek waivers of EHBs (Essential Health Benefits, like maternity coverage, ER visits, Xrays, cancer screenings, etc.)? What do you think will happen to the healthcare insurance coverage you now have once your employer, like everyone else’s employer starts shopping “EHB-waivered” states for their insurance policies to save money, while holding what you pay constant or even charging you a larger percentage of the cost, all to pad their bottom line?
- Read the over-glorious summary from the Senate Budget Committee glossing over the dreadful impacts.
- Browse the actual bill text.
- View a section by section summary by the Congressional Research Service here.
TrumpedUpCare harms us all and we can’t let that happen! The clock is ticking with an expected vote no later than next Thursday. Call Senator Heller’s offices today and often (call all of them). Let him know that if he takes a meat cleaver to our healthcare, he might as well take a meat cleaver to his 2018 campaign, because he’s done!