After the House passed their flawed, dangerous, and deeply unpopular health care bill this month, the debate moved to the Senate. We’re already hearing that some senators want to take the same approach to gutting health care protections that Americans have been protesting for the past several weeks.
We’ve attended town halls, contacted our members of Congress, and shared our stories, all to help save our care. We have to keep it up.
The Center for American Progress came up with eleven questions you should ask your senators to hold them accountable for their stance on health care. Take a look, then use our call tool below to make your voice heard.
Ask your senators these questions to make sure they can’t fool you into thinking their version of the bill is acceptable:
- Will anyone lose their health insurance coverage?
- Will anyone who has a pre-existing condition lose their coverage, or be forced off of it because it is no longer affordable?
- Will anyone—including people with disabilities, children, or seniors in nursing homes—lose coverage under Medicaid?
- Will the Senate bill defund Planned Parenthood at all or otherwise in any way restrict choice of health care providers?
- There are some reports that Republican senators will simply delay the end of Medicaid expansion from 2020 to 2022. How would such a delay protect people after 2022?
- Will premiums (net of tax credits) increase for lower-income Americans? Will total out-of-pocket costs increase for lower-income Americans?
- Will premiums (net of tax credits) increase for older Americans age 55 to 64?
- Will average deductibles in the individual market increase? Will financial protections or benefits be watered down?
- Will state “flexibility” to “customize” or “tailor” Medicaid result in any benefit cuts or eligibility restrictions?
- Will tax cuts for individuals with income greater than $200,000 be possible without cuts to federal funding for Medicaid?
- Will anyone with employer coverage lose their coverage or have weaker financial protections?