What If I Lose Coverage?
Since the election of a President who has pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the help of a willing majority in Congress, women and families have been asking ourselves: “What if I lose coverage?”
The answers are disturbing: A return to high out-of-pocket costs for birth control and other women’s preventive services. No more guaranteed coverage of maternity care. Women left without coverage for cancer treatment. More medical bankruptcies that threaten our families.
You can download and print this #IfILoseCoverage template to use in your photos. The sign is double-sided, so please print the front and back of the PDF file. The back of the sign has a short permission form which will help the #IfILoseCoverage campaign share more women's stories.
How would this affect you and/or members of your family?
Check out our FACT SHEETS to find out:
- What women have to lose if the ACA is repealed. Overview.
- What younger women (ages 18 to 44) stand to lose if the ACA is repealed. Age-specific fact sheet.
- What Moms have to lose. How you and your children could be affected.
- What LGBTQ people and our families have to lose.
- What older women have to lose.
Worried about losing your coverage? What can you do right now?
Raising Women’s Voices is launching a social media campaign encouraging women and our families to share our answers to the question: “What if I lose coverage?” Join us in raising our collective voices to tell Washington that we cannot afford to lose the coverage we have gained!
Share your story on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #IfILoseCoverage. Take a photo of yourself holding a sign that says what will happen if you lose coverage (such as, “I won’t be able to afford my birth control?”) and share it on social media. You can download and print this #IfILoseCoverage template to use in your photos.
Support our campaign to make visible what we all stand to lose!
If you are thankful that we are raising our voices about what would happen if we lose our coverage, please support our campaign with a tax deductible donation through the Network for Good page of our fiscal sponsor, Community Catalyst. Earmark your donation for the Raising Women’s Voices #If I Lose Coverage campaign.