It's called the "Better Care Act," but for the 400,000 Arizonans who will lose their health insurance, that's hardly the case.
The Senate's proposed Obamacare replacement bill will increase deductibles, deny coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions, and leave 22 million Americans without health insurance by 2026, according to a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
Senator John McCain hasn't said whether he'll support the bill, so Indivisible Southern Arizona will rally outside his Tucson office Wednesday morning with some helpful advice: Vote no, and save our healthcare.
The group will line the sidewalk on Broadway Blvd. with "coverage" umbrellas from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. A similar rally was held last week at Senator Flake's office.
"This bill would be devastating for all Arizonans—especially those who rely on essential Medicaid services," said Kristen Randall, the lead organizer for Indivisible Southern Arizona. "Senator McCain must stand up and protect Americans from this deeply flawed legislation."
Arizona governor Doug Ducey is among those warning Senator McCain the Better Care Act falls far short of properly protecting Arizona Medicaid recipients. Should the legislation pass, the state is projected to lose at least $7.1 billion in federal Medicaid funding through 2026.
Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of about 3,000 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda. The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of almost 6,000 similar groups throughout the country.
Cover us, Senator McCain!
Wednesday, June 28, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
407 W. Congress St.