I am Sara and I blog here at sarainrealife. Most of my posts are musings on life and ministry. These days, my ministry with some of America’s most delightful older adults, and my life as a (more than likely infertile) woman with a genetic predisposition to high blood sugar, an anxiety disorder and tendencies toward depression have intersected at a deeply personal level around one common denominator: the secret Senate Health Care Bill.
Funds for Medicaid, a lifeline for families, vulnerable seniors, job security for healthcare workers and hospitals in rural areas; and coverage of pre-existing conditions as well as provisions for behavioral health like counseling and addiction rehabilitation are at stake.
Children and elderly will be hit hardest, and millions of lower and middle class Americans could lose insurance all together or be stuck with a bare bones plan with astronomic premiums and inadequate coverage for expensive prescriptions.
Bare bones plans don’t work for many older Americans who face, with advancing age, declining health and the need for more specialized treatment. Neither do they work for me and people like me – in their 30’s with conditions that are typically treated with medicines which someone living in “the greatest nation in the world” should be able to afford.
Usually, I write about what certain things in my life tell me about God. Today, I’m writing a call to action for us to urge our senators (who work for you and me, after all), to do the right thing and fight to preserve coverage for millions of Americans, including low-income seniors over the age of 60 who will not be able to afford private coverage.
Here is a fact sheet and health care memo from Faith in Public Life:
And, for those of you who live in Georgia, here is how to contact your Senators:
SEN. DAVID PERDUE:
Contact by email at https://www.perdue.senate.gov/connect/email
Contact by telephone at (404) 865-0087 or (202) 224-3521.
SEN. JOHNNY ISAKSON:
Contact by email at https://www.isakson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me
Contact by telephone at (202) 224-3643 or (770) 661-0999.
Let your voice be heard today!