CONVERSATIONS 3-26-17.mp3

Tuesday, March 28th

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Guests Caroline King, Bernie Lee, Shea Vaughn, and Kirsten Sloan join Greg and Deanna to discuss issues affecting our community right here in the Northwest.

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Conversations I'm your host Greg Thomas asked thank you for spending some time with a here this weekend. Joining me this segment is Caroline king she's the chief policy. And strategy officer. Of Washington's stand good morning hi Greg thanks for having me absolutely. Joyous as we look at the issues that affect us here at home and our community and across the nation in Washington we have so many engineering related opportunities that there is a credit union design for the workers of the aerospace world at all close really encouraging for big brains doing interesting things math and science. Our priority for many in our culture. But how does impact schooled children and how we keep those pursuits soaring Karen's work with the Washington stem will shed some light on efforts in our area. Let's start with a softball question please tell me what does stem stand for. Great question and skip place to start. Stem stands her science technology engineering and math preserved for the great history of hard. A great combination of things that may be. When kids are younger they have they wander into those and can bounce around between a lot of those things. Absolutely there's a flat in terms of natural curiosity the ability to tap into you. The kids he won in know how things work Kyle's car is go wiser sky blue Leo all of those big questions can be solved by really drilling down into the stem. Feel the reminds me of being a kid and watching Sesame Street on television in the show just how orange Koreans remain I was up I was I was had a mind for that myself the curiosity for how the machines worked and how we got and why is stem so important to our culture of Washington maybe Seattle specifically. Yeah I think you know really comes down to the economy and opportunity. So we looked across and think just looking outside the window hearing he sees Seattle are ranked number one in the country for the number of cranes and the number of buildings going up well. Ha great point. You know the companies that we hear about on an everyday basis like Amazon and the Boeing company's star backs to just. Thousands of jobs in this region but also meet with how the upper tier work across the state. So even seem as jobs in upper teens in potentially and likely place and so for example born free to family farm about a hundred years on out on the Yakima valley. And really technology is overtaking even agriculture industry. So literally people have borne fruit are operating drones to attack on that and monitor the health of their apple crops for example. So again uses technology is stealing our everyday life and absolutely our economy and our Union Station was founded six years ago. So that we are absolutely doing everything we can to ensure that kids from Washington State. Are absolutely inspired and prepared to take advantage of those upper teens it's where there's Stanley wage jobs. And cinemas exciting opera scene is happening in our world today who was the catalyst reforming Washington Sam. It was so fun I think one or recognition and that and stem industries in stem jobs really are. Killing the economy a pass rapper T entry into the middle class or are you know some of the most exciting. Job opportunities and really the recognition and not. A lot of kids from Washington are not on a track to have that choice and turn into those feel that they used if they so choose so we're not graduating fret for example from our university our technical degree programs. We're nowhere in the there at the levels that we need to to help fill the jobs and ensure that. People are due mainly exciting. I pieces of work created right here Washington State. Where is that disconnect I guess because there are so many opportunities but I'm astonished to learn that not enough people are making the graduation rates higher and after will fill these roles. That's ray gas we've done some modeling and with the help of the passing consulting group has found for about. Every hunch rated incoming kindergartners. In Washington State. Only about nine actually make it into US stand jab and that is a pretty big disconnect given all the opportunities here in the state. And you know the disk starts happening early. We seek kits Cutler walking into kindergarten and particularly from high poverty family is already behind him in terms of familiarity with numbers and early new currency and and then we see that play out over time I think there's not so I am an interest fact there are. Our girls are students of color really able to see how they. And can access these feels that these are engaging in meaningful in ways that they can. Help change the world for the better some part of it's a public perception in and he's been I think it cannot Cynthia Berry Eric. And for people whom you know maybe you won a career that's also glam arrests and or are changing the world's and that stem is all of that. Okay then I mean I've I went and saw guys BO and also build grass Tyson speak at the Paramount theater several months ago and sold out crowd huge audience couldn't get enough of fact guy. Is it gonna take big voices like that to help complete the circle. We take a little bit of everything Amy there's really no so verbally here absolutely big voices like that but also going to Wear these kids and families are so one of the partners that we work closely with tact bridge it's a nonprofit. That works very closely with young car also middle and high school. They've literally going to the Somali youth and family centered down in the high line area and so bringing stand to use that to the community NT the family. And gloomy talk with the Somali mothers who say they would never have any idea about the jobs and opportunities that would be available for Derek Kerr also. If groups like tech bridge where coming to that once so it's a mix live giving it a date maggots found but also going directly to families and young people and helping them connect and see a path. You see it changing as we see it like Amazon is is currently gobbling up all of south lake union but the bringing with a bunch of technology in a bunch of opportunities in fields like that do you see it continuing to grow even faster in the future. Absolutely I think we're just seeing rapid acceleration and have the opportunity. And suiting come and we think on our innovation our partners to ensure that we're working just as fast to bring those opportunities to young people are. I think it's you know heartbreaking when I talk with students and you ask what kind of jobs do you think in this area. Might require really shine math science technology skills in need get a long ties thinking that. A lot of the exciting work to have been stay within that Amazon buildings is not always visible. To your young people and so helping them unpacked well what is a software engineer or even an art design our marketing those people I used data analytics now for example. So really unpacking what the job czar. How they can be exciting to young person. And then kicking to the point letter the pathways to those jobs wouldn't education and train that I need they don't aren't necessarily require for years to Greece Sunday you. Send us require some really great that cancer technical training by. They all require something beyond high school so it's a mix of insurance inacio an education and training pathway. And then not vision this is something that I want to dealing can work card out and feel supported. If I can read a statistic that said teachers only get to a couple hours. Of mat are of science a week at the fourth grade level and a little kids are only getting a couple of hours a week compared to everything after learning. Why do you think there's so little. Either time or interest in providing science for children that age. Yeah I mean. Again I have there's multiple factors here I think schools or me being just now I'm living out of an arrow where there was span have really strong focus on reading and math and that was crowding out some of the other subjects I think. At the national level there have been some changes that are now opening up that box but I think also we see it elementary level in particular where math and science. Isn't necessarily the backgrounds or area of expertise than a lot of them elementary teachers are walking in the door web. So it's hold another layer of training and support the teachers are inch instead they just need the tools and and supports to do that well for example. We've started a program called engineering fellas with Washington may sap and it pair's fifth grade teachers with practicing industry engineers. City teachers spends so those are learning about software engineering. Aerospace engineering. Construction mechanical they'd be teachers themselves are not aware of all of that and different professions and applications. So then they need that awareness and then the support how the problem that a Boeing engineers working on for example something that they can remembering back to the classroom. As they are carrying masked problems or science efforts so it's opening the teacher's eyes roaming giving them the tools and support to bring home to the boxer and how she really is multifaceted. Just how do you know where to direct your efforts that. Yes I think great crashed in at Washington's stand we spent a lot of time looking our research what does stayed at Telus as we've talked about that statistic. Only six incoming kindergartners ultimately ending up in the stem job. We serve went backwards in the pipeline and sent where the biggest and cracks where kids filing through the gaps the greatest. They're really trying to use state head to isolate where can we make the biggest difference so that's how we decided to hone in on something like early math. Or something like computer science where were estimating there we've been Tognoni stacked jobs particularly in this area and even in Yakima. And yet only 11%. I have K12 students today in our state. Have access to really high quality computer science says kids don't have too early exposure. It's hard to imagine then feeling prepared today and major and gotten something in college later on Phillies stayed out. And then we often war talk with teachers a lag and with kids and you know how can we help crack the net and really engaged them in helping design a solution. I said six a minute ago and I got to repeat me was nine I. I entered in nine out of ten days or at a yes folder I credibility on the line here instead. I give a dollar to Washington stem. How does that dollar gets spent. I would say in three primary way is one is again where we're nonprofit or veer ranch clearing house and we are trying to dig into. How do we make the greatest impact and test and develop new solutions so like engineering fellows program suit dollars would either go to. New innovations tackling me is really big problems. A second is we had a series of community based regional stem networks around the stage. He's bring employers and educators together to decide how they're gonna solve problems and we find that's a very action oriented way. And also help meet the needs of local teachers or after school providers the solutions can just be very bottom and very tailored to what makes sense for lack meaning. But on the flip side did the benefit of having ten network surround a C. And then staffer Washington stem a support is we're able to learn if something's working great in Spokane. And let's make that known so that other key means can think about replicating our tweaking map pack this or not everyone's reinventing the wheel over and over. This third thing that we do is really help provide a nonpartisan. Advice to policy makers. Says the legislature and the governor are folks served really digging into exactly the heart of this conversation how we prepare more washingtonians. For the great jobs. So we also try to help policymakers sort out how can Naimi the biggest difference with their limited state dollars and Austin state policies. Caroline king of from Washington stem tell us where we can go online to start participating learning more may be even donated some money. Absolutely does Sarah let's say www. Washington's stand dot. Instant grand so we love we've got some great videos CL I think it's just I send to see you at this actually looks like at the classroom landlocked and racy real kids engaging in stand in real teachers and M players. Supporting them so check out our YouTube channels you. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. Conversations with the public affairs program of the station. Welcome to the overseas and I'm your host Tina crews today we are talking to save bond who is a pioneer in a nationally recognized health and wellness authority and also co-founder or CEO of WB TV and that's a mouthful and that's why she's here she's gonna explain for us hi say. How our morning. I am now I'm Mario I'm feeling great I loved the morning now I'm glad you do I do warnings. And I'm up by level who. Are. Are you aren't that. They. Rate. Well thank you I'm so any about WB TV and tell me out what it stands for and how you got inspired to create. Such a network. 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It join us as we look at the issues that affect us here at home and our community and across the nation in turmoil for people emigrating from their homes to America. It's at a high in the media currently but since the arrival of Europeans to the shores of the East Coast. How's that for dinner time in our history where the world welcomed the lives of outsiders. Ms. Smith the boat used her experience to write the book Americans knocking at freedom to store and will help us understand if there's ever been. Eight with outstretched arms and open Tuesday with a arms outstretched and open time for immigrants in our country so Bernie let's cut right to the chase. Has there ever been a time and immigrants were received with welcome arms here in America. I yes the answer is. Basically. Yes. I guess pledge reminding readers that to me too many happy years to write this book. The backbone basically at the backbone of Mary and I just wanted to share my knowledge. With everybody acts. So yes when me out. Your question is whenever it was very time with immigrants. Where they ever received with welcome Maher well in Europe are very first immigrants in the tour they early settlers. They came here around 6808. And a massive them Cain and the 17100. Did settle here they replay can lower here was because they're religious persecution. And which was her read this week is I mean they were. They Revere their life constantly. That Europe. He felt that delisting society. And and it's usually a state society they had a religion of choice. And only when religion was allowed and actually gave him the most money. So glad they controlled everybody's life and most of that most of a lot of the religious or running from place to place it just stay alive. And dad so they cut on the property they did have any freedom at that time. So like that and I'll put that same time. England needed to develop their North American British colony so they were encouraging the Europeans. To travel to the Connie and because they needed people to maintain and grow their chronic. And that's partly favorable even though the Europeans did not want to leave their homeland but really begin have a choice. Because they were living in fear. And so after arriving in the colonies. Some of the American Indians who welcomed them and articulate immediately felt. And I bet they really. Any kid get a lot and help each other. But where they completely welcome now where they can but they were tolerated. Even though some didn't except them but the big problem and then at that time was their values were different. American Indians leave the landline to everyone in the settlers believe in a plot of land for their house and farm. That we did work with the Indy and that they showed as how to grow food and we had some medicine at helped them if they get ill. And and so Portillo wasn't as bad as what people think and say oh my god we came over here to Atlanta from the Indians that wasn't the case. We did get along with them even though they were battled himself for the biggest time was the trail of tears later. Definitely moved about it and that was the worst time bit living with the settlers we had our ups and downs. So what they're Catholic immigrant story these little Obama are. Probably could say yes Britain. Welcome to the British North American colonies because they. They wanted to grow their economy. So that was the one time where England went went to bring over a lot of Europeans and they were definitely welcome. But beyond that then after that after specific really the trail of tears for instance it became a different culture where. Susan we've sort of forgotten what. That immigrants are part of the makeup of this country. Without the United States as we know it doesn't exist so what do you think we so easily forget that the like in modern times. I'll take this forgotten it I just don't think we can comprehend the difficulty they hand. And what what day early immigrants did you develop this country. We would not and that country is we know it now without immigrants working in developing it in my gut they cleared the swamp and will then that they built home in buying. Group lute built city and it Miller government developed lives. An Atlanta reason I wrote about Americans lacking a screen door. Is there at nine people what the all the immigrants accomplished for in developing this country that they would get the big wilderness. And people don't understand how hard they work in what they had to future improvements and start building this country I don't school late I lightly touched on our early. Settlers are immigrant. But that they get they don't really stressed so what what they accomplished. Is beyond there imagination. So. You know it really is on on unmanageable for most most people. But. It has to be difficult to imagine a time where there weren't highways were there wasn't a real rule. He's clearly make out yeah. And it but the good thing as they could list they can live in freedom is just like people come to this country. They they had a chance for freedom and opportunity. And they wanted to clear it out for their ancestors. And for and our ancestors. So they really accomplished all all of this query out in all this to work and for our for all of that. So everybody can have our freedom and opportunity. And kill as American as apple do continue to build this country just like they get. We want our children our basic areas that just say this generation went complacent forgot our constitution and when American dance floor. So we need to read this then notion they can't control what is happening. In this country right now we need to be active by voting to actually writing calling our politicians. They have to know what we're thinking. Our politicians do wanna say an opera and they were not stand opposite they are not elected by. And if that is the big money could be given to us we have the power we have the power in the voting goes. So. We. We have forgotten early immigrants than what they should or. And this agreement that we should actually be reminded of the and that's another reason I wrote the book if I wanted people to understand. Stated it was not easy for our early immigrants. Joining us on the phone is some of his spent a large portion overtime searching about the American immigration culture Bernie Lee Smith to blow. What's so decided transportation sit across the ocean and or like medicine and things of that nature what time do you think it was the hardest. If they may be even currently what do you think it would be the hardest to be an immigrant in the United States. Okay now triggered many different views on net. Americans would have a different view on that would say it's harder to be an immigrant in this country now. And some. And how is it strongly disagree. But there have been some major changes in our immigration lives. And and this is like so many Americans disagree Wyatt would be the hardest period to be an immigrant in this country why they say now and so forth. In 1965. Congress ended in nineteen. And get my date here I do have some notes to press in 1965 congress ended the 1952 immigration act. In 1965 a lot change the number and origin of immigrants. And you immigrants Citibank get that and then new family reunification provision. President Johnson at that time that the new law would not affect the lives of millions. Nor reshape this structure restructure our lives but in reality it actually reshape our American society. And it has that created the immigration concerns we face today that there are drastic changes in the number and origins of the immigrants. That we're allowed in the family reunification. Process provision. And did they experts actually the experts. Disagreed with this new policy and they said it would lead to massive immigration from nation to would not understand our history and culture so in 1996. Congress passed the illegal immigration reform it which addressed border security. And then. And then and 2001 app there around. The terrorist attack on our homeland congress created the Department of Homeland Security. Two I address the immigration enforcement and national security. However. Is that the however apart. Continuous updates or immigration quota numbers in our reference say a country by region there hemisphere's. Favorite Asian Middle East in southern and western country. Tell Americans of European ancestry or marginalize for the contribution. And they're the ones. Yell at some well actually. The other ones that really helped build this country. That tell Americans say immigration policy taking American population in its culture. And where track per class a religious cultures. This is what some of the other experts are making comments sign. So. When it was the hardest to be an immigrant in this country. I get early headers set to clear the wilderness and they've built this city and state and neck out and build this country from ground up okay now. The clock on the naturalization ceremony in this happened in 2015. That chain can now. The Clive. With the naturalization ceremony where prospective citizens state they are willing to bear arms to perform nine combatants. Military service expanded. The request conditions for other things based on religious grounds conscientious objection. Now mind you the operation at that that they that they go on out in the field and they do bite without the weapons. So would be changes that they made. This citizen the prospective citizen rather this I have to hold the American plague and stand during the pledge of allegiance and and yet they can still become a citizen. John McCain how they had and they understand the meaning of being an American. When this happens. Final question do you think the current administration is being justifiably vilified for its stance and immigration. Or is it just facing a popular backlash for her one approach. Well some people they'll by the administration and he did not. But one example where they current administration was such asses unjustly vilified is his second executive order immigration. That leg is from what I can gather from mommy attorneys and everything that life. That was unjustly vilified. That reasonable people can agree to disagree that vilification did not bring it you know Americans together. In my book Americans to knocking at freedoms story and it can't be basically. Neutral objective factual and have built by anyone it's not a Republican or Democrat put it it's been but. Four Americans. Would tell us what you find out more about the book or can we get a copy of it. I didn't get an attack Amazon.com. In Barnes & Noble dot com. Pretty straightforward in the time of the units be able to do that. Bernie Lee Smith devote thank you so much for joining us this morning again check out the blow tech out your own copy of the book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble dot com to get a copy. Thank you for joining us through is that a pleasure. Yet it took we could have here is to do like how. At at at at at what Doug put into work like that it's bolt let passes its nuanced. It can be heated when you talk about it with your friends or family or co workers. There's a lot that goes into the certain subject of immigration and you can check out the book Americans knocking at freedoms door by Bernie Lee Smith devote DE BOT I'm Greg Thomas says this is conversations ever supple wonderful Sunday. This is the public affairs program of this station. Welcome the conversations I'm your host he had crews today we are talking to Kirsten Sloan with the American Cancer Society cancer action network. And will be talk about the American health care act. Brokers then hello Indiana how are you I'm glad I was. Before intervening you kind of going over a little bit of the American health care act and I'll admit I'm not into politics and I'm not I try not to watch the news even though I do watching it in everything's match from cell. I'm glad to kind of you're bringing this to light soaking you up these talk to us a little bit about what the American health care act is and how it's going to affect the American cancer society and all that self. Go ahead the floor is yours. Sure so the building you're referring to use to piece of legislation that was introduced in the House of Representatives and it essentially un does a lot of the patient protections. That we're part of the Affordable Care Act. And as they're an organization that looks out for cancer patients and survivors were actually opposed to dispel it opposed to the changes that it's trying to make. When someone hears the words you have cancer Spain need to know that the insurance coverage that they have is gonna take care of all of the services that they need the that they can concentrate on getting well. Unfortunately what this bill does is it eliminates a lot of the protections that are currently in place for people with cancer. What are some of those services. So for instance right now in few buying insurance there are. Tax credits that you can receive help that your premiums become more affordable. There are also subsidies that make the cost sharing those deductibles and co pays co insurance that we all have to take making them more affordable as well the other thing that it does is if you're an older person middle aged or older person. You could under the bill being considered by congress right now have to pay five times the amount in premiums that somebody younger might pay so essentially it's making insurance less affordable for somebody with cancer or somebody who has survived cancer. Is the AT and of loss of coverage as well. With this stuff. That's me that's a really good question did they do the legislation does keep what you call the insurance protections so things like prohibiting. Pre existing condition exclusions. But the problem is by making the insurance now unaffordable. It's another way of losing your care. Okay a race so oh you are suggesting or the American Cancer Society suggesting one. What we'd like to do is work with congress to make sure that improvements can be made to the Affordable Care Act. Rather than on doing all the protection veteran played. Let's take a look what at what might not be working and trying to fix those provisions rather than getting rid of the entire tank. And kind RA and so am you're hoping to get the word now. So that. People or roof with you hope that what happens. Well get the House of Representatives is voting this week we'd like our members and the public at large to contact their members of congress than to let them know that. Affordable quality good health care is important to them and not to take away those protections and they can do that by going to atheists can dot org and we'll connect them with their members of congress. All right okay well that's it's all the questions I have for you it's kind of crazy because unless someone brings. This year attention. Mom for people like me to act and I know a lot of people don't follow the news on a regular basis comet a you know it's scary it's scary and it's someone doesn't bring it to your attention you. You could lose you know he loses coverage in and that's pretty scary yet. And I'll sell. That's right because at the top center and it's really critical week we have studies that Cho instant that people that don't have insurance. If they're diagnosed with cancer their generally diagnosed and much later stages stage three or four when the prognosis is not is good and when the costs are a lot higher so having access to get good affordable coverage is really critical for that cancer care. Some patient protection and know that you had mentioned that earlier but what exactly does that cover. So patient protection fall into it a couple of different category. The the bill does maintains some patient protections like. Prohibiting insurance companies from keeping you from getting insurance because you have a preexisting conditions like cancer. Or capping what they will pay forty or benefits. But there are other patient protection as well and and those are what we call financial protections. And that's making sure that your premiums affordable is making sure that those deductibles and co pays that we all have to pay are also affordable because. You can have. The first category of protection but unless your plan is affordable it's kind of a hollow promise. Okay comment Christen witches what's the website once again the people to get more information TS and dot or. The mere skin cancer society cancer action network which is the advocacy affiliate. A the American Cancer Society sent a letter to congress urging lawmakers to vote against the American health care act which is. Eight HCA. Unless concerns about adequacy in availability of health coverage are addressed. While all. ACS can appreciates. On the retention of the keep patient protections now in law the overall impact of legislation will meet quality health care coverage unaffordable. For too many cancer patients survivors and their families curse in Barcelona. From the American Cancer Society cancer action network is here to explain the American health care act a little better for us so we can get a better understanding. Curse on the floor is yours. Sure so the building you're referring to use to piece of legislation that was introduced in the House of Representatives and it essentially and does a lot of the patient protections. That we're part of the Affordable Care Act. And as an organization that looks out for cancer patients and survivors were actually opposed to dispel unopposed for the changes that it's trying to make. When someone hears the words you have cancer. They need to know that the insurance coverage that they have is gonna take care of all of the services that they need the that they can concentrate on getting well. Unfortunately what this bill does is it eliminates a lot of the protections that are currently in place for people with cancer. What are some of those services. So for instance. Right now if you buy insurance there are. Tax credits that you can receive help that your premiums become more affordable. There are also subsidies that make the cost sharing those deductibles and co pays co insurance that we all have to take making them more affordable as well the other thing that it does this if you're an older person middle aged or older person. You could under the bill being considered by congress right now have to pay five times the amount in premiums that somebody younger might take so essentially it's making insurance less affordable for somebody with cancer or somebody who has survived cancer. Is the chance of loss of coverage as well. With this now. That's me that's a really good question did they do the legislation does keep what you call the insurance protections so things like prohibiting. Pre existing condition exclusions. But the problem is by making the insurance now unaffordable. It's another way of losing your care. Okay a race so oh you are suggesting or the American Cancer Society suggesting a lot. What we'd like to do is work with congress to make sure that improvements can be made to the Affordable Care Act. Rather than on doing all the protections that are played. Let's take a look what at what might not be working and trying to fix those provisions rather than getting rid of the entire tank. And kind RA and so am you're hoping to get the word now. So that. People or if you hope that what happens. Well get the House of Representatives is voting this week we'd like to our members and the public at large to contact their members of congress and to let them know that. Affordable quality good health care is important to them and not to take away those protections that they can do that by going to atheist can dot organ will connect them with their members of congress. All right okay well that's it's all the questions I have for you it's kind of crazy because unless someone brings. And this year attention. Momma for people like me to act and I know a lot of people don't follow the news on a regular basis bombing a you know it's scary it's scary and it's someone doesn't bring it here attention you. You could lose you know he loses coverage in and that's pretty scary yet. And I'll sell. That's right because at the top center and it's really critical week we did a study that choked. And that people that don't have insurance. If they're diagnosed with cancer their generally diagnosed and much later stages stage three or four when the prognosis it. Is not is good and when the costs are a lot higher so having access to a good affordable coverage is really critical for that cancer care. What are some patient protections I know that you had mentioned that earlier but what exactly does that cover. So patient protection fall into it a couple of different category. The the bill does maintain some patient protections like. Prohibiting insurance companies from keeping you from getting insurance because you have a preexisting conditions like cancer. Or capping what they will pay for your benefit. But there are other patient protection as well and and those are what we call financial protections. And that's making sure that your premiums affordable is making sure that those deductibles and co pays that we all have to pay are also affordable because. You can have. The first category of protection but unless your plan is affordable is kind of a hollow promise. OK amen Christen witches what's the website once again the people to get more information I eight TS and dot or. Cius can dot org okay I'm ray is there anything else wanna add. I I think US direct question did affect our acres that are a appreciated thank you so much. You're welcome have nine by. In your skin cancer society cancer action network which is the advocacy affiliate. A the American Cancer Society sent a letter to congress urging lawmakers to vote against the American health care act which is. Eight HCA. Unless concerns about adequacy in availability of health coverage are addressed. While. ACS can appreciates. The retention of the keep patient protections now in log overall impact of the legislation will make quality health care coverage unaffordable. For too many cancer patients survivors and their families. Key concerns with the bill include. The loss of coverage for 21 Americans by 20/20 including mostly low income and older Americans. Individuals across all age or income levels will pay a higher percentage of out of pocket costs attest co pays coinsurance deductibles than they do today. A medical withdrawal of 880. Billion dollars from Medicaid over the next ten years in the elimination of a guarantee of coverage to working or impoverished cancer patients including children as well as millions of other low income families and disabled Americans. Unless he's concerns can be addressed the American Cancer Society. Cancer action network is urging and no vote. Win net the American health care act legislation comes before the house the potential negative impacts in the bill what have on millions of Americans especially cancer patients and survivors. Is just insane so proposed changes. On and their urging members of congress to address that if you need more information. Or illicit how to contact your congress and how to get help on you can go to CAT and T and dot org that eight. Eight and down for conversations with the public affairs program on this.
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