If you get a chance, please…send a note to your representatives in Congress regarding the new GOP proposed “replacement” for Obamacare. Specific contact info is below.
Children with Type-1 diabetes, like our Alex, LITERALLY have a life expectancy that correlates with the level of care and blood sugar control. This new bill? It includes $600 billion in tax cuts, giving the richest 0.1% an average of $195,000 a year. It CUTS coverage for the poor, and eliminates many of the protections for those with chronic illness that Obamacare provides. It cuts health care access for kids like our Alex, kids whose very LIVES depend upon quality care. As this story from several weeks ago notes, the very LIVES of these children are at stake.
Don’t let a person’s ability to pay be the prime determinant of your access to health care. Don’t let them get away with cutting health care access, JUST TO FUND TAX CUTS FOR THE RICHEST OF AMERICANS. Here are the places to go to contact your Congressional reps (for my Nebraska and South Dakota friends)…for others, please look up contact info for your state’s representatives.
Senator Ben Sasse (Neb) –https://www.sasse.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-ben
Senator Deb Fischer (Neb) – http://www.fischer.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Senator John Thune (S.Dakota) – https://www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Senator Mike Rounds (S.Dakota) – https://www.rounds.senate.gov/contact/email-mike
Representative Kristi Noem (S.Dakota) – http://noem.house.gov/index.cfm/email-kristi
Representative Jeff Fortenberry (Nebraska) – https://fortenberry.house.gov/contact