3 Ways Repeal Would Devastate Communities of ColorJuly 17, 2017 |
by Michele L. Jawando and Connor Maxwell |
Last August, then-candidate Donald Trump tried to court voters of color by asking, “What the hell do you have to lose?” When it comes to health care, the answer is clear: everything. Senate Republicans are poised to vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which would strip coverage, reduce access to care, and cause a spike in premiums for millions of people of color. Trump pledged to “be president for all Americans,” but the plan he endorses will disproportionately hurt people of color while giving a massive tax break to the wealthiest Americans. If he succeeds, thousands of people will die and millions more will suffer. Here are three things you need to know about the Senate health care bill and communities of color.