The Senate GOP Health Care Bill is a Threat to UAW Members and Our Families


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After the July 4th recess, the Senate is set to vote on a health care bill which strips insurance from 22 million Americans, guts protections for those with preexisting conditions, and brings back lifetime caps on care.

Put simply, this bill is a threat to UAW members, UAW retirees, and UAW families. Please take action today — call your Senator at 1-313-528-6780.

This bill is terrible for millions of Americans, is opposed by many Democrats and Republicans alike, but it is particularly bad for UAW members in a few ways. The bill: Cuts Medicaid by over $800 billion which could hurt many UAW families who have loved one’s getting long-term care;1

  • Brings back lifetime limits on care for millions including many UAW members – meaning someone with cancer might be cut off during treatment;2
  • It guts preexisting condition protections which means some UAW families will have trouble getting coverage or will get worse coverage;3
  • Could cause premiums to skyrocket for UAW members with employer-based coverage which could affect future negotiations – Medicaid cuts will cause hospitals to have massive uncompensated care costs which will be passed on to all of us with employer-based coverage;4
  • Reduces Medicare’s solvency by 4 years by getting rid of taxes on millionaires and billionaires stock market income.5

Put simply, this bill is a disaster for UAW members and our families.

Tell your senators to stand with UAW members and our families and say “No” to this devastating bill.


1. G.O.P. Health Plan Is Really a Rollback of Medicaid, The New York Times,, 6/21/2017

2. How the Senate’s Health-Care Bill Would Cause Financial Ruin, The Atlantic,, 6/23/17

3. Promises Trump made about health care that repeal plans haven’t kept, USA Today,, 06/24/17

4. Hidden costs will hurt everyone, Modern Healthcare,, 3/18/17

5. GOP Repeal Bill Depletes Medicare Trust Fund Faster, Talking Points Memo,, 3/10/17


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