All our faith traditions call us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and to provide healing and justice for all God’s children. While the Senate considers slashing Medicaid and taking health insurance away from 32 million low-income Americans, people with disabilities, children and seniors — while lavishing tax cuts on insurance companies and the very wealthy — we cannot stand by.
On Tuesday, July 18th, people of faith and conscience across Pennsylvania are gathering at the offices of their Senators and Representatives to ask: who do you serve? Do you serve all God’s children, or only millionaires and powerful special interests? If they serve the people, they will reject this bill.
While we celebrate the defeat of the Better Care and Reconcilliation Act, the fight is not over. Trump and McConnell are already proposing repealing the ACA without replacement--which would end Mecicaid expansion, devastate the individual insurance market, give massive tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations, and leave 32 million more uninsured. We are gathering at the office of Representative Fitzpatrick, who voted against the bill in the house to ask that he maintain his vote against this irredeemable and immoral proposal before it is too late.
Martin Luther, Jr., said “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhuman...I see no alternative to direct action and creative nonviolence to raise the conscience of the nation.” Dr. King’s words call us as people of faith to stand together to stop this shocking and inhuman legislation.
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