Support Trans Inclusive Health Care Reform
  • Petitioning Phil Mendelson

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DC Council
Phil Mendelson
DC Council
Jim Graham
DC Council
Jack Evans
DC Council
Tommy Wells
DC Council
Yvette Alexander
DC Council
Muriel Bowser
DC Council
Mary Cheh
DC Council
Marion Barry
DC Council
Kenyan McDuffie
Support the DC Health Care Exchange in the Budget Request Act as introduced
DC Council
David Catania
DC Council
Vincent Orange
DC Council
David Grosso
DC Council
Anita Bonds

Support Trans Inclusive Health Care Reform

    1. Petition by

      The DC Center

Please contact the DC Council Members today and ask them to support the DC Health Care Exchange funding “as introduced” in the Budget Request Act. Per the Affordable Care Act, the District of Columbia has developed its own Healthcare Exchange to help individuals and small businesses attain affordable health insurance. The District’s Health Benefit Exchange is set to begin enrollment on October 1, 2013. In the absence of its own healthcare exchange, the District (like states that opt out of creating an exchange) would have to rely on a cookie-cutter federal healthcare exchange, which would likely not have all the consumer protections that the District’s exchange would. This is vitally important because the DC Health Exchange has trans-inclusive care language in it. Powerful forces trying to discredit the Affordable Care Act have gathered to defeat DC's health care exchange. If those folks are successful, we will lose local control over our health exchange, which means we could lose our battle to make sure Health Exchange-provided plans do not have trans exclusions.

To:
Phil Mendelson, DC Council
Jim Graham, DC Council
Jack Evans, DC Council
Tommy Wells, DC Council
Yvette Alexander, DC Council
Muriel Bowser, DC Council
Mary Cheh, DC Council
Marion Barry, DC Council
Kenyan McDuffie, DC Council
Support the DC Health Care Exchange in the Budget Request Act as introduced
David Catania, DC Council
Vincent Orange, DC Council
David Grosso, DC Council
Anita Bonds, DC Council
I am a DC resident, and I want you to continue funding the DC Health Care Exchange in the Budget Request Act as introduced. Local control over the Health Care Exchange is vital to making sure the Exchange meets the needs of all community members, including transgender residents. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Davina Theriaque GREENFIELD, MA
      • 4 months ago

      Id like to see people treated equally!

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    • Davina Theriaque GREENFIELD, MA
      • 4 months ago

      We all deserve health care

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    • Jessica Rodden HILLSBORO, OR
      • 8 months ago

      Because all people deserve the right to life, healthcare and happiness.

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    • Jade Patten WASHINGTON, DC
      • 10 months ago

      Right now, political forces are trying to discredit the ACA, because it is more important for them to be right than it is for everyone to have affordable health care that works. Rather than attempting to help fix any problems that may arise, they are working to see the ACA fail. We want the DC Council to support funding for the DC Health Care Exchange as it was introduced, which includes trans inclusive health care. Otherwise, we could be stuck with a generic health care exchange, which, if politics has its way, will be stripped of as many needful things as possible, while being loaded with unwieldy and impractical nonsense designed to drown the ACA's workability with bureaucracy. Let's be in charge of our own Exchange, fund it how we want it, and that includes trans health care.

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    • Kendra Seavey ROCHESTER, MN
      • 11 months ago

      We all should have access to the health care that is needed.

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