Health Care

Feminist Majority Thanks the Senators and Activists Who Helped Defeat Senate Trumpcare Bill

In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017 the U.S. Senate voted 51-49 against the skinny repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the latest version of Trumpcare.   Statement by Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, on the temporary defeat of Trumpcare in the U.S. Senate:   “This is an… [Continue Reading]

What’s the Deal with this ‘Skinny Repeal’?

As of Thursday morning the Trumpcare debate playing out on the Senate floor is moving full steam ahead, with Republican plans changing by the hour. So far they have held a vote on both a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the Senate’s version of Trumpcare, officially known as the Better Care Reconciliation… [Continue Reading]

This Week in Trumpcare: What Happens Next?

  On Tuesday, the Senate voted 50-50 on a motion to proceed to a debate on Trumpcare, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to come in and make the tie-breaking vote in favor of moving the bill forward. This means the rest of the week will be filled with debates on the floor, procedural votes, and… [Continue Reading]

Trumpcare 3.0 is STILL Inhumane and Deadly

A statement from Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority: “The more things change, the more they stay the same. Trumpcare 3.0 is STILL inhumane and deadly. The revised Senate Trumpcare plan—the Better Care Reconciliation Act—would still decimate Medicaid, using caps and cuts to end the program as we know it. This bill would rob… [Continue Reading]

The Super Wealthy GOP Donors Pushing the Dangerous Healthcare Plan

Billionaires are controlling the fate of our healthcare. This may not come as a surprise, knowing the entrenched history between large GOP donors and the party agenda, but this has gone too far. The politicians getting their pockets filled by billionaires are more concerned with what their donors—and potential future sponsors of political opponents—want than… [Continue Reading]

GOP Trumpcare Plan: Give Over $145 Billion to Corporate Donors

By now, it’s well known that the Senate Trumpcare plan would force 22 million people to go without health insurance. That alone should be enough for Senators to reject this cruel proposal. But, that’s not all. The plan would also stuff the pockets of the health insurance industry to a tune of over $145 billion…. [Continue Reading]

With Each New Look, Senate’s Trumpcare Gets Worse and Worse

Right before the July 4th holiday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new analysis of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)—the Senate’s Trumpcare plan—showing that the bill would cut Medicaid by a whopping 35 percent by 2036, an astronomical figure that would devastate the program. A previous CBO report showed that federal Medicaid spending… [Continue Reading]

MEDIA ADVISORY: 6/23 Press Conference on Trumpcare with Women’s Leaders

Feminist Majority, National Organization for Women, In Her Own Voice, and the National Women’s Law Center join together to speak out about how the Senate and House Versions of Trumpcare harm women.

Senate Version of Trumpcare Puts Women on the Chopping Block

The Feminist Majority condemns the cruel draft of the U.S. Senate healthcare bill released today that threatens to decimate Medicaid as we know it and rip health insurance away from millions. We’re calling on U.S. Senators to oppose the Senate’s deadly, heartless version of Trumpcare.   Statement by Feminist Majority President, Eleanor Smeal:   “Today,… [Continue Reading]

Leaked Draft of Trump Administration Rule Would Deny Women Access to Birth Control

  The Feminist Majority has grave concerns about the leaked draft of the Trump administration’s interim final rule that would add “exemptions for religious beliefs and moral convictions” for all employers–whether profit making or non-profit making—to the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Under this rule, the draft of which… [Continue Reading]