Epilepsy Institute of NC info@eiofnc.org 336-659-8202

I HAVE EPILEPSY

I have epilepsy.  My seizures are not the worse.  I only stare for 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Sometimes I shake my right arm.  Does anyone in Washington, D.C. know someone with epilepsy?  Surely someone does.  Epilepsy does affect 1 out of 26 people in the US alone!  Think of how many people in a Congressman’s district have epilepsy.

WAKE UP, Congress!!  Epilepsy is a pre-existing condition.  The doctor’s visits, the hospital stays, and the epilepsy medication is expensive.  (Oh, you can probably afford it)

The AAPD (The American Association of People with disabilities) says:

www.aapd.com/action-alert-were-not-out-of-the-woods-yet-on-healthcare/

  • The ORRA cuts taxes on the rich by removing health care from the poor and middle class
  • The ORRA would eliminate health care coverage for 32 million people by 2026; 17 million by next year (Congressional Budget Office)
  • The ORRA would increase health care plan premiums by at least 100% by 2026
  • The ORRA stops all Medicaid expansion at the end of 2019 (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
  • The BCRA guts Medicaid by cutting over $700 billion
  • Both bills make it harder to provide home and community based services by eliminating the Community First Choice option for Medicaid
  • Both bills eliminate the protections against discrimination for pre-existing condition
  • Both bills eliminate the requirement for essential health benefits (which include prescription drugs, mental health services, rehabilitative and habilitative services, and devices, and more)

ORRA- Obama Repeal Reconciliation Act

BCRA- Better Care Reconciliation Act

 

PLEASE CALL OR WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND ASK THEM TO VOTE “NO”

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