This week, senators are set to vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the senate's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which social media has taken to calling Trumpcare. If successful, the bill would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and have a disastrous impact, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, leaving 22 million more Americans without health insurance by 2026.
The bill could give states the power to reintroduce lifetime caps on coverage, which could allow insurers to stop paying for the care of the chronically ill after a certain dollar amount. There are also dramatic cuts to medicaid, which covers the disabled and poorest Americans.
Eric Meyer, a web developer from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, recently took to Twitter to protest the bill by sharing the heart wrenching story of his daughter's battle with cancer, which she sadly lost. Back in 2013, Eric and his then 5-year-old daughter Rebecca set out on vacation. Within three days, Rebecca was fighting for her life.