Dear MoveOn member,
When my son Leo was six months old, I started noticing that he wasn't hitting his milestones. One year later, I learned that he was born with cerebral palsy.
In the years since Leo’s diagnosis, we have relied on the coverage Leo has received through Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act to access the vital services Leo needs to thrive and grow. If Republicans pass their health care repeal, which could be within weeks, our health care costs will go up—a lot. And not just for us—tens of millions of Americans and their families will be directly impacted by devastating cuts to Medicaid and by other provisions in the bill Senate Republicans are rushing to pass.
Please watch this two-minute video that Leo and I did with MoveOn.org to meet my incredible son and hear our story. Share it far and wide, so people know exactly the kinds of kids and families who will suffer if Republicans pass their health care repeal.
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Leo was born with cerebral palsy, and defining him by that and limiting his access to the health care he needs because of the way that he was born is the purest form of discrimination, in my mind. If we can’t afford health insurance, isn’t it the same thing as denying Leo coverage for a pre-existing condition?
There are over 23 million more Americans like me—people who could lose coverage under Trumpcare or no longer be able to afford it. That means tens of millions more who could see protections for pre-existing conditions denied. We all lose out if the Senate acts to take away our coverage and drive up our costs.
Watch this video and check out my son’s story. He loves to dress like Superman, but he needs more than his own superpowers—he needs everyone’s help to succeed. We are all in this together, so please share this video, because every senator needs to see the faces of those of us whose lives they could ruin with this bill before they vote on it, as soon as next week.
For my son and tens of millions more, we have to stop this bill in the Senate.
Thanks for reading.
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