Our US Congress just voted to REPEAL the ACA (The Affordable Care Act) and replace it with a measure called AHCA (The American Healthcare Act). By 2026, more than 30, 000 Missourians in the 7th Congressional district will lose their healthcare if our US Senate also passes this dangerous legislation.
Earlier this week Rep. Long said he would vote against the AHCA; his promise was due to a measure that will remove the guarantee for coverage of folks with preexisting conditions.Today he voted yes because of an amendment that he feels fixes the issue. According to all reputable estimates, this “so called” fix is billions of dollars short of a guarantee to cover folks with preexisting conditions.
Rep. Long may have changed his mind about the importance of covering Missourians with preexisting conditions, but his constituents have not! Healthcare is an issue that is imperative to us all. The AHCA is going to cover fewer Americans and saddle many Missourians with higher premiums.
Southwest Missouri Democrats and Joplin Indivisible will be protesting this disastrous vote tomorrow, Friday, May 5th , from 12pm to 1pm, during the lunchtime rush. We will meet on the sidewalk. outside Rep. Long’s Joplin office at 2727 E. 32nd St. #2, Joplin, MO 64804.
Our Congressman Rep. Long has made his decision; now we as citizens must appeal to our US Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill to save our healthcare coverage.