The passage of the American Health Care Act by the House of Representatives reflects a political choice on a life-or-death matter. If House members truly believed that this was the best possible plan, they could have held hearings and waited for a new score from the Congressional Budget Office. Supporters would not have been blaming people for being sick or suggesting they move states if they want different coverage. We are better than this.
Our partners at the Justice Center have calculated the numbers and explained the impact the AHCA would have on some of the most vulnerable in our state.
As people of faith, we believe everyone is created in the image of God and is a beloved child of God. As followers of Christ, we model our lives on a healer of the sick who called us to love one another as we love ourselves. All of this runs counter to the notion that some people should be able to afford health care while others are left to suffer and die.
The bill now moves on to the Senate, and it is critical that Senator Burr and Senator Tillis hear from you. Let them hear from faithful people that this is a fundamental justice issue for you and for many in North Carolina.