We’re Not Pre-Existing Conditions
The Senate is set to construct a healthcare bill that, if similar to the AHCA passed by the House last week, may allow state legislatures and insurance companies to characterize c-sections, rape, and depression as pre-existing conditions. At a time when women, people of color, and those living with disabilities face disproportionate barriers to receiving the care they need, it’s critical we challenge a system that could further disadvantage them.
It’s time we fight for American’s access to affordable healthcare free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, and disability. Share this calling card and commit to calling your senators this week. Together, we must make our voices heard.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
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“We need to take care of each other … no parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life.” Thank you, Jimmy Kimmel for opening up and sharing your story. It’s time our representatives step up and support parents in their time of need.” – Jimmy Kimmel, via ABC
- GQ: Brad Pitt Talks Divorce, Quitting Drinking, and Becoming a Better Man
- HuffPost: Federal Court Rules that Employers Can Pay a Woman Less As Long As Her Old Boss Did, Too
- Mic: Under the GOP’s Health Plan, Sexual Assault Could be Considered a Pre-Existing Condition
- The Root: Jordan Edwards: 15-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed by Balch Springs, Texas, Police Officer
- Today: Ellen DeGeneres Tells Matt Lauer Why President Trump Won’t be Appearing on Her Show
- Upworthy: A Former ‘MythBusters’ Extra Thanks Adam Savage for Crushing a Harmful Myth about Gender.
“I want [my daughters] to grow up in a world where they have equal rights, equal pay if they’re doing a job equivalent to their male counterpart.” – Joseph Fiennes in a GQ Interview about The Handmaid’s Tale
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