TrumpCare: Still Unfair and Inhumane

TrumpCare: Still Unfair and Inhumane

The latest version of Trumpcare remains patently unfair and inhumane.

This one, expected to be rolled out shortly after their Easter break (if not sooner), could easily be characterized as an attempt to “divide and conquer.”

For example, in order to lower premiums for most participants this plan will push those requiring the most expensive care into a high-risk pool. Then, perhaps as much as $15 billion will be set aside for insurers to mitigate the higher premiums certain to be charged the high-risk folks. No one yet knows how these dollars will be administered.

This is a slippery slope.

We must vehemently protest this plan. If we don’t, we can look forward to additional, special insurance pools: women of child-bearing age, persons with pre-existing conditions, smokers, people drinking more than one alcoholic beverage per day. The possibilities abound. Should we acquiesce and they succeed, that same tactic will be used on subsequent issues.

This is not how a responsible government of the people, by the people and for the people acts. This is how leaders show disdain and disregard for their constituents.

We must help anyone who will listen, especially our members of congress, to understand the core values that are being attacked here: fairness and caring for our fellow Americans.

Do you want to fight for humane healthcare? Join Indivisible Tacoma.

Healthcare Is About Freedom

Healthcare Is About Freedom

Last week, Indivisible and others across the country achieved a major victory when we defeated TrumpCare

Here in Tacoma, our part in that has been recording healthcare stories from local residents to share with our members of Congress.

There are so many reasons this is important, but one is an understanding of healthcare that comes from George Lakoff. It’s this: healthcare is a freedom issue.

For example, if you get cancer and don’t have healthcare, you’re not free. You could die. If you have to choose between paying your health insurance premiums and your mortgage, you’re not free. If your health insurance plan consists of worrying, praying, and hoping you and your kids don’t get sick, you’re not free.

Having healthcare means having the freedom to live the life you want to live and pursue your dreams.

We’re fighting for healthcare for each of us as individuals, but also for each other. As George Lakoff says, “Without care, there is no democracy.” Democracy isn’t just about elections. It’s about citizens caring for other citizens and working through government for that care.

We fight for healthcare because we care about each other, and because that caring is essential to our democracy. This isn’t just a fight about my healthcare or your healthcare, although those are important.

It’s a fight for each other and for our democracy.


You’re invited Weds March 22

You’re invited Weds March 22

Want to take action to save your healthcare?

Come join us and tell your healthcare story.

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 6:30–7:30pm
Location: Tacoma Unitarian Universalist Church
Address: 1115 South 56th Street, Tacoma

We’ll help you make a short video clip or written summary of your healthcare story. Then we’ll share your story with members of Congress, who need it for ammunition as they fight for us in D.C.

Defeat TrumpCare! Share your story this Wednesday!

Your Healthcare Is at Risk — Tell Us Your ACA Story!

Your Healthcare Is at Risk — Tell Us Your ACA Story!

Everyone deserves health care. The Affordable Care Act was put into place for this very reason.

But the ACA — and your healthcare — is in peril.

The time to speak up and share your story is now.

Here Are the Facts

The numbers are overwhelming:

  • 32 million people will lose their health care if the ACA is repealed.
  • Without the ACA’s consumer protections, more than 130 million people could be denied care for pre-existing conditions.
  • TrumpCare will outright deny coverage to millions more who rely on Medicaid, namely low-income families and children.

TrumpCare does not replace. In fact, it displaces millions of Americans who rely on the ACA for healthcare, quality of life, and peace of mind when confronting life-or-death medical situations.

Speak Now to Save Your Healthcare — and Defeat Trump’s Plan

You have a story to tell, and we need to hear from you.

Indivisible Tacoma is currently collecting video testimony and personal stories from people who can’t afford the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Maybe you have a pre-existing condition. Maybe you couldn’t afford health insurance before the ACA. Or maybe health insurance has meant the difference between life and death for you.

Tell us your story, and empower our legislators to fight the repeal of the ACA in Washington, D.C.

There are many ways to share your stories:

Post to our Facebook page

Send your video story to :

  • Denny Heck’s office
  • Derek Kilmer’s office
  • Maria Cantwell’s office
  • Patty Murray’s office

Upload your video story to:

Be sure to hashtag your story with #MyACAStory and #IndivisibleTacoma.

You Can Make a Difference by Telling Your Story Today

Everyone needs healthcare. And you know what? The Affordable Care Act is working.

Yet Trump and his cronies in Congress want to overturn it in favor of a plan that shifts costs to middle-class families, removes consumer protections, and leaves millions of Americans without coverage.

We can’t afford to remain silent and let Trump win. You have the opportunity to use your voice and tell others how the Affordable Care Act has helped you and your family.

The story you have to tell is unique. It’s personal, and it matters to Indivisible Tacoma.

Statistics can paint a broad picture, but our members of Congress have told us that they need your story as ammunition for this fight in D.C. Your voice will make this crisis real and help save the ACA.

You don’t have to lose your healthcare, but our elected representatives can’t save it without you.

Tell us your story today.