Please Act Now - Save the ACA and Medicaid: Health Care is a Human Right

Last week President Trump and the Republican Party released their plan (Trumpcare) to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Their plan guts the ACA, slashes Medicaid, and will result in 52 million people being uninsured over the next 10 years. Many of these people will be kicked off Medicaid, no longer able to afford health care, or unable to comply with new mandatory work requirements. And while ensuring that low­-income people are unable to access affordable health care, Trumpcare supports the very wealthy as well as drug and insurance companies through massive tax cuts.

NAPW is asking you to take action to resist and refuse not only the plan but the callous disregard for human life and dignity that it represents. Health care is a human right.

While NAPW's work focuses on the rights and health of pregnant women (and we know that pregnant women's health needs including abortion have never been fully incorporated into the concept of primary health care), we need to fight to preserve health care for all people at all stages of life. Our fact sheet explains how Trumpcare targets Planned Parenthood and impacts pregnant women in particular.

Tomorrow, Thursday March 23rd, is the seventh anniversary of the ACA and the day that House representatives are scheduled to vote on Trumpcare. That is why we are asking you to take action right away -­­ in whatever way you can -­­ to express your opposition to this dangerous plan: make phone calls to or meet with your legislator, participate in town halls, use social media to express how this will harm you and your family, or join one of the many actions that are happening around the country.

These resources will help you identify actions you can take: Raising Women's Voices, HCAN, ResistanceNearMe.org, All Above All.

If you are in the New York City area, join us for a brief action on Thursday, March 23rd at 11:30 am. We will gather on 1st Avenue and East 33rd Street to demonstrate our opposition to the plan and the health emergency it will create for millions of people. We will be carrying a banner saying: Trumpcare: Making Healthcare Unavailable for Millions Again! Please be on time: this action will be very brief.

We say again ­- resistance matters wherever you are. Please act now to save the ACA and Medicaid: Health Care is a Human Right!