To: The Illinois State House, The Illinois State Senate, and Governor J.B. Pritzker

Illinois Legislature: Pass a Resolution Against TrumpCare

Pass a resolution against TrumpCare, underscoring the destructive impact it would have on Illinois.

Why is this important?

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that by 2026, the American Health Care Act [TrumpCare] would increase the number of Americans without health insurance by 24 million. TrumpCare would reverse the expansion of Medicaid that Illinois adopted under the Affordable Care Act. Under TrumpCare, Illinois would no longer get a fixed share of its Medicaid costs, but would get a fixed sum per person in the program, regardless of costs. TrumpCare would take away addiction and mental-health coverage from 1.3 million people. [1]

More than 356,000 Illinois residents have coverage through plans purchased on the Affordable Care Act exchange. More than 3 million Illinois residents are covered by Medicaid, about one-fourth of Illinois residents. About 650,000 Illinois residents are now covered under the Medicaid expansion of the Affordable Care Act. The federal government now picks up about half the cost of Medicaid in Illinois. [2] The TrumpCare bill would also block Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds. Planned Parenthood of Illinois operates 16 centers that provide cancer screenings, breast health care, contraceptive services and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Planned Parenthood of Illinois provided reproductive health care services to about 60,000 people in 2015. [3]

Even Republican Governor Bruce Rauner admitted that "Illinois won’t do very well under the changes that they’re recommending" under TrumpCare. [4]

If the Illinois legislature debated and voted on a resolution against TrumpCare, it would put pressure on Illinois Republicans to oppose TrumpCare. Already, more than 50 Republicans in Congress have expressed opposition or skepticism towards the bill. [5] So far, Illinois Republicans have not done so.

Urge your representatives in the Illinois Legislature to debate and pass a resolution against TrumpCare by signing our petition.

References:
1. https://www.thenation.com/article/the-gops-health-care-plan-could-strip-addiction-and-mental-health-coverage-from-1-3-million/
2. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-obamacare-replacement-illinois-0308-biz-20170307-story.html
3. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-obamacare-replacement-illinois-0308-biz-20170307-story.html
4. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/07/the-new-provisions-of-trumpcare/
5. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/07/whip-count-heres-where-skeptical-republicans-stand-on-the-gops-obamacare-replacement/

Category


Reasons for signing

  • Can you pass a resolution against Trumpcare please.
  • We do NOT need another TAX BREAK for those of the top 2% who already make BILLION$ at our expense. NOW they want to TAKE AWAY our healthcare and make BILLION$ more, but this time at the expense of OUR LIVES! UNCONSCIONABLE IMMORALITY and GREED!
  • We need to stand strong for expanded Medicaid.