Week In Review June 30, 2017

Do you know anyone who has cancer? 

If the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) plan passes, a life threatening illness or a chronic condition, like cancer, can lead to financial ruin. Cancer is the costliest disease to treat - even with insurance. 

Don't be fooled by this plan. If you have a pre-existing condition, such as cancer, you will be in trouble. Insurance companies can't explicitly charge more because of a pre-existing condition. However, states can allow insurers to offer plans that don't cover these conditions, or even life-saving prescription drugs and put caps on coverage. 

Sick newborns requiring intensive hospitalization can very likely use up their lifetime of benefits by the time they leave the hospital. Then they would join the growing pool of those unable to find affordable insurance later in life. The same would hold true of a young child with a chronic illness. 

The bill has been pulled, but only for now. We have not won the fight. The GOP leadership is only repositioning themselves. They will be cutting backroom deals to gain the support of their own Senators and then they will come back after the 4th of July recess hungry to continue their cruelty and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   

This plan will impact all of us, regardless of our income and type of insurance coverage. Every family will be affected with higher premiums and less coverage. We need to fight back. 
The calls worked and that is why the bill was tabled. Call like your life and the lives of your your loved ones depend on it. 202.224.3121 

Join with JAC. We support candidates who believe that access to healthcare is a right, not a privilege. 

Source: Washington Post