Working families will lose if the Senate Republicans' healthcare bill passes. The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act strips healthcare from millions of Americans. It could be a special-needs student who suffers because services funded by Medicaid are cut, or patients who no longer have access to vital health services because insurance companies will be able to go back to picking and choosing what to cover. The plan strips access to necessary care and opens the cost floodgates.
But it doesn’t stop there. Retirees may face an age tax as insurers are allowed to charge older patients five times more than their younger counterparts. The plan to lift the mandate that all insurance plans cover essential benefits puts even our best-negotiated employer health plans at risk. And, it gives huge tax cuts to the wealthy. : Don't Take Away Our Health Care.