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Trumpcare: What Do Black People Have to Lose? Everything
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Trumpcare: What Do Black People Have to Lose? Everything

Michele Jawando and Connor Maxwell detail the extensive and harmful effects that Trumpcare would have on black Americans.

Authors

  • Michele L. Jawando
  • Connor Maxwell

Yesterday Senate Republicans voted to proceed with a process that could strip health care coverage from tens of millions of Americans. Instead of building on the successes of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and finding ways to improve it, they want to repeal key parts of the ACA and gut the Medicaid program so that they can cut taxes for the rich.

Each Republican health care proposal currently being considered would devastate low income communities, communities of color, and the wellbeing of millions while also significantly impacting our economy. If they succeed, they will have redistributed hundreds of billions of dollars in resources from the most vulnerable in our society to the wealthiest among us. Make no mistake, even with a few votes already having failed, the most devastating cuts to lifesaving health coverage are far from off the table.

The above excerpt was originally published in Black Star News. Click here to view the full article.

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Authors

Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Connor Maxwell

Senior Policy Analyst