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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
May 17, 2017 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Cc: Ivanka Trump, Assistant to the President Secretary Tom Price, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services President Trump: As organizations committed to improving the overall health and wellbeing of women and their families, we are compelled to respond […]
On Sunday, January 15, Democratic members of Congress, health care activists, unions, and other advocates are joining together in dozens of communities across the nation for a day of action to save health care. Join feminists and progressive activists at an “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” rally in your community! Find the rally closest […]
Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, Donald Trump said today that he wants a total ban on abortion and “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions.
More than 40 years ago, the Supreme Court, in Roe v. Wade, confirmed that women have the right to make their own decisions about whether to terminate a pregnancy. Just three years later, unable to ban abortion for every woman, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment on this day in 1976, restricting access to abortion for […]
The outrageous attacks on Planned Parenthood must stop.
For too many families in the U.S., a new child or illness means economic insecurity at just the time when they are most vulnerable.