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U.S. Senate Democrats (July 21, 2017)  The Little Lobbyists

The Little Lobbyists

We can't tell you how many steps they walked or how many doors the Little Lobbyists opened asking us to help protect their care. But their parents can tell you exactly how many hospital visits and lifesaving treatments they've had. For them and for their future, we won't give up.A big thanks to Henry and Jackson, Timmy and Ivy, Xiomara, and Zoey and all the medically complex kids, siblings, parents and caregivers who came to Washington to fight for the care they need. We won't stop fighting with you.

Posted by U.S. Senate Democrats on Friday, July 21, 2017

 

 

 

Timmy’s mom says he is just like other 6 year olds, except for his medical bills and the fact that he is spending his summer meeting politicians in Washington and fighting for health coverage for kids like him. We think Timmy & his mom are pretty inspiring, and we think you will too. Watch & share their story:

U.S. Senate Democrats on (July 13, 2017)

July 13, 2017, US Senate Democrats

 

Meet Xiomara. She’s a wiggly toddler who likes to go the library for story time and chase her brother around the playground. Xiomara has tracheobronchomalacia and spent the first five months of her life in the hospital, which resulted in medical bills over $3 million.

As Xiomara’s mom Elena tells us, Xiomara relies on Medicaid and quality health insurance to manage a host of chronic issues, but the Republican health care plan would decimate Medicaid funding by cutting $800 billion. Without Medicaid, Xiomara wouldn’t be able to live at home with her family–she’d be in an institution miles away. Is that how we care for kids in this country? Is that what ‘health care’ is to Republicans?

Posted by U.S. Senate Democrats on Sunday, June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017, US Senate Democrats

Timmy joins #AmericaSpeaksOut to tell us how important Obamaca…

Meet Timmy. He just finished kindergarten, leaves his Legos scattered on the living room floor, and has Opitz G/BBB, a rare genetic syndrome that affects his trachea, among other things. Timmy was born just 6 days after the first protective provisions of the Affordable Care Act kicked in. Because of those protections and with help from Medicaid, Timmy can get the care he needs to be an average kid. But the Republican healthcare bill puts Timmy and his family in jeopardy by cutting $800 billion in Medicaid funding. As you’ll hear in the video, quality, affordable health care isn’t just a piece of the puzzle for families like the Morrisons, it’s “everything.”

Posted by U.S. Senate Democrats on Saturday, June 24, 2017

June 24, 2017, US Senate Democrats

One paragraph of Obamacare saved this boy’s life

Obamacare made sure no insurer could kick a patient off of their plan for hitting a “lifetime limit”. For this little boy, born with a rare disorder, that made all the difference in the world.

Posted by Vox on Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017, Vox