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 tens of millions of coverage and deny women, children, seniors and people with disabilities access to critically-needed and often lifesaving care.
This cruel bill continues to be a direct assault on women’s health. Trumpcare still contains a provision to defund Planned Parenthood, barring millions of women from a legitimate healthcare provider that facilitates access to birth control, cancer screenings, and other health services. This bill would mean that patients in some underserved communities will be left without any healthcare provider at all.”
A statement from Gaylynn Burroughs, director of policy and research at the Feminist Majority:
“What is new is in this terrible bill is a provision that will allow insurers to issue junk healthcare policies that lack patient protections, do not meet minimum federal standards, and offer bare-bones coverage . The Cruz-Lee Amendment, reviled even by insurance companies, would further destabilize the insurance market and cause premiums to rise, especially for people who need or want comprehensive insurance, including those with pre-existing conditions.
It is clear that the Trumpcare plan cannot be fixed. Republicans should listen to the majority of Americans who oppose their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We urge every Senator to oppose this cruel and dangerous bill and any other attempt to dismantle our healthcare system.”###