Your Senators need to hear from you over this Fourth of July Recess! Reach out and ask them to vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA).
The Senate is expected to vote on healthcare legislation upon their return from a brief Congressional recess. Many provisions in the BCRA would harm care that children with cancer and survivors need.
We all need to oppose this bill.
At least one-third of children with cancer rely on Medicaid when they are diagnosed, and these cuts to Medicaid threaten the care they receive.
The Senate bill also allows states to limit benefits, remove pre-existing protections, allow for annual and lifetime caps, and jeopardize follow-up care for our kids. Cancer is a disease of a child's lifetime, and this bill will eliminate critical care.
We urge the Senate to carefully consider any proposals that will impact children with cancer and to work with stakeholder organizations on a bipartisan basis to ensure that children with cancer have access to meaningful and affordable health insurance for their treatment and survivorship care.
If you're willing to try to meet with your Senators in person while they're home next week, check out our Guide to Scheduling a District Meeting.
Thank you for being an advocate for our kids.