Action Together Suncoast

Unfortunately after blocking it the first time, the House passed the terrible American Health Care Act.  Now we have to work to block a similar bill in the Senate.  We need to call on the Democratic leadership and moderate Republicans to work together to FIX the concerns about the ACA and move us closer to universal healthcare and/or single-payer Medicare for all. Reach out to Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, John McCain, Keith Ellison, and anyone else you can think of.  We, of course, need to stay on Vern Buchanan, Marco Rubio, and Bill Nelson and make sure they know we are watching.

Healthcare and Reproductive Rights - We fully support safe and accessible healthcare for All regardless of insurance, economic, or citizen status. This includes a woman’s right to legal abortions, affordable birth control, emergency contraception, disabilities, mental health, veteran’s, eldercare, and family planning.

The Healthcare Committee is committed to monitoring legislation related to healthcare and reproductive rights.  We will then use this forum to share information with our members and to encourage action and participation in events.  This page will change regularly so we encourage you to check for updates and share the information with like-minded friends and family.

Educating Ourselves:

Listen to the archived Peace and Justice Report from June 14th. Our own Jenni Casale was the

      guest and talked about the current proposals and Senate secrecy plus information about

      universal healthcare models. Listen here.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has launched a website that outlines

       the GOP proposal for healthcare. It is clearly a campaign message, but also

       contains good information. Read it here.

Review the facts of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) here

Review the facts of the proposed American Health Care Act:

       Congressional Budget Office  review here

       CBS News report on the plan here

       Business Insider report on changes made to the bill on 3/20/17 here

       Kaiser Family Foundation information on impact to Medicare recipients who also have Medicaid is here.

       A clear explanation from the Kaiser Family Foundation on why deductibles will rise is here.

       Organizing for Action's website about the impact of repealing the ACA is here.

Review the American Medical Association's recommendations for health care reform here.

Review the AMA's new series on the AMA WIre entitled Envisioning Health Reform  here.

To subscribe to the "Indispensable Journal" in Health Care visit here.

Recommended Reading:

       The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, by T.R. Reid

       The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less, by Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor