Bismarck Tribune highlights how GOP’s health plan would have hurt North Dakota’s most vulnerable

The Graham-Cassidy bill — Republicans’ latest attempt at health care repeal, which would have kicked tens of thousands of North Dakotans off their insurance, increased costs and slashed funding for Medicaid — collapsed yesterday thanks to the continued advocacy from so many North Dakotans who’ve raised their voices, written letters, attended rallies, and called their representatives.

Senator Hoeven supported this disastrous bill, as did Rep. Kevin Cramer, who’s been a consistent cheerleader for the Republican health care repeal agenda. Senator Heidi Heitkamp opposed the bill, instead calling for a bipartisan approach to improve our health care without kicking millions of Americans off their insurance and dismantling Medicaid, which provides access to care for many of our most vulnerable citizens.

The successful opposition to Graham-Cassidy is a crucial reminder: Your voice truly matters. Don’t let up now.

As The Bismarck Tribune writes:

The pleas to kill the measure came just hours before U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Senate majority leader, decided to pull the legislation because it lacked the votes to pass. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., supported the legislation, while Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., opposed it […]
“I hope Sen. Hoeven hears the message that the most vulnerable people are not going to receive the care they need to lead healthy lives,” said Jennifer Restemayer of West Fargo, whose 16-year-old daughter has a rare genetic disorder requiring complex and costly care.
Allison Restemayer and other advocates at a health care rally in Fargo (Photo Credit: Fargo Forum)

Read the full Bismarck Tribune article here.

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