WWDEM Monthly Membership Meeting with Special Guest Speaker

Wed, Jul 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


GOP bills would cut healthcare for millions

The House Republican Health (Don't) Care Bill, called the American Health Care Act, would not allow states to use "direct spending" on "prohibited entities" with federal funds allocated from the AHCA for one year. Prohibited entities are defined as any "essential community provider" that is "primarily engaged in family planning services, reproductive health, and related medical care" or "provides for abortions."

The Senate version, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, wouldn't allow funding from the bill to help people purchase insurance plans that include coverage for abortions in any case besides saving the life of the mother, incest, or rape.

Defunding Planned Parenthood has long been a goal of the Republicans, but what, exactly, would the impact be on the health of women and families? Did you know that Planned Parenthood is the only full-service reproductive health clinic in 105 counties in the United States, and that more than half of the Planned Parenthood health centers in the country are in rural or medically underserved areas?

Lauren Bacans, Mid-Michigan Field and Online Organizer for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Michigan), will discuss the impact on the many low-and middle-income women who rely on Planned Parenthood for healthcare services, and how the GOP policies could actually end up costing the government more in the long run. She will also talk about how you can get involved in the fight against attacks at the state and national level, and help win elections in 2018.

Please join us.


Ibew Local 252 Union Hall
7920 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

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