Women, the Poor, and the Elderly
Scientists, doctors, and academics work around the clock to try and provide new forms of treatment, or to move towards cures, for plenty of the pre-existing conditions featured in the AHCA. While this bill doesn’t affect their own research – in fact, Congress gave them a solid funding boost despite Trump’s hopes for the opposite – it won’t have any practical benefit if the AHCA becomes law.
Are you one of the 5.2 million American adults who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder this year? Are you one of the 232,000 women in the US that will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year? Are you one of the 2,150 Americans that may die today from heart disease?
If so, under the ACA, you’re covered, and you can be treated, and you will stand a good chance at surviving. Under the AHCA, unless you’re wealthy, you will be left to fend for yourself. The remarkable progress being made by researchers will be made unavailable to the people that need it the most.
Make no mistake – if the AHCA becomes law, people will die.