In January, Congress could rush to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first in a series of steps that could result in chaos for working families, healthcare workers, and patients and consumers.
That’s why two Local 1991 nurses from Jackson joined 200 SEIU nurses, doctors and healthcare workers in Washington, D.C. in December.
We’ve been telling our members of Congress: show us your plan to keep working Americans, seniors and kids covered. We can’t afford for Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a plan to maintain insurance coverage for 22 million Americans. Rather than tearing the healthcare law apart, Congress needs to work together to fix what’s broken and make it work better for everyone.
You can do your part to stand up for your family’s healthcare and for every family in America. Watch and share this video on Facebook and Twitter to encourage others to share it too.
As healthcare professionals, it sickens us to see all the progress that we’ve made over the years be taken away from my patients. Because of our decades-long fight for affordable care, families can now get coverage even if a loved one had a pre-existing condition. Working women and men have security knowing Medicare will be available when they retire. Seniors and people with disabilities can get the help they need to remain in the comfort of their own home. Now all that could be taken away — but we won’t make it easy. We have too much and too many lives at stake not to give it our all.
Help us push Congress to put care first. Call 866-426-2631 and tell them: do not repeal the Affordable Care Act without a plan to keep families covered.
Congressional leaders have made it clear that repealing the ACA is just the first step. They also plan to slash Medicaid funding and turn Medicare into a voucher system. These drastic steps would plunge our entire healthcare system and American households into a crisis when we can least afford it.