If You're Not Pissed Off About the Senate Health Care Bill, You're Not Paying Attention

The Senate Health Care Bill to replace Obamacare is slated for a vote this month and if you’re not pissed off, you're not paying attention. If passed, this bill will leave 22 million Americans without health insurance at the end of a decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office Report. It also makes it more expensive to simply be a woman. Want to get pregnant? That’ll cost you more. Want to avoid getting pregnant? Those costs are going up too. This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks. This bill disproportionately impacts low income women and women of color. We’ve created a roundup of required reading on the bill and information on what you can do to stop it from passing below.

Check out this chart from NPR on who wins and who loses with the Senate Health Care Bill, also known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act or BCRA.

ABC News does a good job of breaking down how the BCRA impacts women in this story.

This piece from Money Magazine really lit a fire under us outlining how it will cost more to be a woman if the BCRA passes.

What can you do? Contact your senator! Both Bustle and Time Magazine offer some resources and examples of what to ask for in your outreach. 

Let's do this Nasties!

Emily Davis