Don’t let Congress strip healthcare from millions of Americans. True freedom is having access to quality, affordable healthcare coverage despite having a preexisting condition. With the Affordable Care Act’s repeal moving in the Senate, it is time to stand together to save healthcare. On Medicare & Medicaid’s 52nd birthday it’s time to call for “Medicare-for-All.”
Please join Wisconsinites including the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin as we make an urgent call for publicly run health coverage to beat back the corporate private insurance industry.
WHAT: Medicare-for-All Rally
WHEN: 11:00 AM--12:00 PM, Saturday, July 29
WHERE: WFNHP Office
9620 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis
You can also RSVP and invite others using Facebook or the Citizen Action of WI website.
Republicans in Congress are rushing to approve legislation with breathtaking speed that would kick millions off their health care coverage, increase premiums and threaten access for Americans with pre-existing conditions.
Millions of Americans Would Lose Health Coverage. Repealing the Affordable Care Act would strip coverage from 23 million Americans and could collapse insurance markets.
The Wealthy Would Gain Massive Tax Breaks. The Republican proposal maintains the tax on union-negotiated health plans, leading to higher costs for middle-class families. But the same proposal gives the top .1%, those who make more than $3.75 million a year, a $200,000 tax cut.
Older Workers Would Pay More. The proposal includes an age tax that lets insurers charge older Americans five times as much as younger adults. It also reduces financial assistance for paying premiums, putting lower-income Americans in their 50s and 60s at risk of not being able to afford coverage.
Medicaid Funding Would Be Cut. The Republican plan would force cuts to Medicaid coverage for people who desperately need it. That includes long-term care for America’s seniors and more than one-third of American children.
Phil Neuenfeldt, President
Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer