Stop Misogynistic Trumpcare From Becoming Law

Target: Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate

Goal: Stop Trump’s revised healthcare plan from denying women medical coverage based on gender-specific conditions.

Trump’s healthcare plan, known informally as Trumpcare, has added an amendment that seeks to lift a ban on charging higher premiums for female rape victims. Rape-related medical treatment, pregnancy, cesarean sections, and postpartum depression could be labeled as pre-existing conditions, allowing insurance providers to either charge women higher premiums or deny them healthcare altogether for these conditions.

This bill is systemic misogyny at work. It normalizes and reinforces rape culture, making it even more difficult for rape victims to speak out and find justice. It also targets conditions that are almost entirely exclusive to women, taking the bill that much closer to labeling being a woman as a pre-existing condition. Women have had a long and troubling history of struggling to find fair, affordable health care, and Trumpcare will make it virtually impossible for millions of women.

We cannot allow this. Having already passed the House, Trumpcare has come further than it has had any right to. There is very little time left to ensure that it not only fails but dies and is never revived. Sign this petition to help ensure the failure of a healthcare plan that normalizes rape culture and misogyny.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Schumer,

As if Trumpcare’s passing the House was not dangerous enough, an amendment has been made that seeks to make healthcare especially impossible for women to find. It aims to charge higher premiums or flat out deny healthcare for women who have been raped, had cesarean sections, suffered postpartum depression, or been the victims of domestic violence.

This bill is blatantly misogynistic and you must do everything in your power to prevent its passing. You must help to destroy Trumpcare, to leave it dead and buried once and for all. Women have rights, and the right to affordable health care no matter what they have undergone in the past is a major one. A woman should not be forced to pay thousands of dollars for committing the “sin” of having been raped, or be denied medical care solely because she has had postpartum depression.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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2 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    trumpcare? we do not need trumpcare! we need medicare not trumpcare!

  2. This bill should never be passed. It is absolutely discriminatory against women. Trump should be ashamed of himself.

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