CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY! Tell Them to Vote NO on the American Health Care Act and to Work Together to Fix the Affordable Care Act!

Almost two weeks ago, Women Against Gun Violence held its 23rd Annual Leadership Awards Brunch. One of our guests was Kathy Shorr, photographer and author of SHOT, a book that features photographs of 101 survivors of gun violence. (Included in her book are Josh Stepakoff, a WAGV Board Member and survivor; and Marlys Nunneri, an important member of WAGV’s Speakers Bureau who was shot in the chest by her husband.) The photos are intimate and compelling.

When it comes to gun violence, homicides generally receive the most attention. But often overlooked are those who survive gunshot wounds and the long road of recovery, plus the enormous costs that go with it. Many of those in Kathy’s powerful photographs require lifetime medical attention. Many suffer PTSD.

It is estimated that 23 million people will lose their healthcare under the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

  • Many of those projected to lose their healthcare have pre-existing health conditions like those associated with surviving gun violence.
  • Many of those projected to lose their healthcare need mental health treatment. The AHCA proposed benefit changes affect Medicaid beneficiaries and could mean cutbacks on coverage for mental health treatment like that needed for PTSD associated with gun violence.

99.9% of Americans will know a victim of gun violence in their lifetime. Who will you know that will need lifelong treatment for their physical and psychological wounds?

Please call your Senators today and tell them to vote NO on the AHCA and to work together to fix the Affordable Care Act!

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Margot Bennett
Margot BennettExecutive Director,
Women Against Gun Violence