Wake up people. The U.S. House GOP just passed a bill to replace Obamacare. “Trumpcare,” if passed by the Senate, would get rid of requirements for insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. It would allow states to opt out of parts of the health care law. Trumpcare would include huge cuts to Medicaid. It’s estimated to cause 24 million, mostly poor people, to lose coverage.

The Republican plan would also allow insurance companies to once again impose lifetime and annual caps on benefits. I remember a few years ago, a Florida congressman held up a sign that said, “The GOP health plan is - Don’t get sick; if you do, die quickly.” This seems accurate about this new bill.

Also included was a huge tax cut for the rich. This is Trump’s real goal, to cut his and his rich friends' taxes. Because he won’t release his tax returns, we can’t know how much it would benefit him.

Contact your members of Congress if you want to save health care. Tell the Senate to vote no on Trumpcare.

Helen Drain

Coal Valley

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