25 Sep Vote NO on Graham-Cassidy
The Labor WireThe powerful activism of working families has put on life support the latest piece of legislation to transfer wealth from working people to Wall Street under the guise of health care. Our continued efforts will doom the Graham-Cassidy bill, which would rip insurance away from working people, raise health care costs and weaken protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this week. Call your senators today and tell them to vote NO on Graham-Cassidy.
Message of the Day - Vote NO on Graham-CassidyUnder Graham-Cassidy, states could let health insurers effectively levy an age tax on seniors, charging them monthly premiums up to five times more than young adults. Under Graham-Cassidy, no employer would be required to contribute toward any worker’s health care, but the 40% tax on working people’s health benefits would be made permanent. AARP estimates that Graham-Cassidy would cut $1.2 trillion to $3.2 trillion from Medicaid over the next two decades. Graham-Cassidy includes no dedicated funding to deal with the opioid crisis.
Kitchen Table Economics$4,340: The average premium surcharge for a patient with asthma under Graham-Cassidy.
Jimmy Kimmel on Graham-Cassidy
Source: The Labor Wire