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!