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COMBAT DISEASES

TELL THE SENATE TO PROTECT FAMILIES

Trumpcare (AHCA) guts Medicare and Medicaid and takes health care away from people who need it . . . desperately. Some of the GOP members in the House that voted for it didn't even read it. Protests are occurring in Town Hall meetings and outside Representative's offices around the country.

We must contact our Senators and tell them not to vote for Trumpcare when it comes up before them. Republicans can only afford to lose two votes in the Senate. We must work now, because we have not been told when this will come up in the Senate. It's likely to be rushed through like it was in the House.

As you have probably heard in the news, Trumpcare also discriminates against people with pre-existing conditions and refuses to cover other essential health services. Domestic violence, rape, Postpartum depression and having children are considered to be pre-existing conditions.

We need to win two Senate Republicans to join Democrats on this bill. If one (or both) of your Senators are Republicans, please contact them and quote the information given here. Urge them to vote against Trumpcare. We must put families first by rejecting this bill and forcing insurance companies to cover the services we need.

Thanks for getting involved!

GENDER INEQUALITY'S DEADLY TOLL

In its inaugural report on women's health from the cradle to the grave, the World Health Organization found that HIV is the #1 killer of women ages 15 to 49 worldwide and that unequal access to sex education and health care leads to millions of preventable deaths each year. Traffic accidents, suicide and breast cancer are the top causes of death in high-income nations, while HIV/AIDS, maternal conditions (such as dying during childbirth and unsafe abortions) and tuberculosis account for 1 in 2 female deaths in poorer countries.

Top 10 causes of death for women ages 20 to 59 worldwide:

HIV/AIDS—835,000
Maternal conditions—453,000
Heart disease—429,000
Stroke—360,000
Tuberculosis—313,000
Breast cancer—223,000
Suicide—204,000
Lower-respiratory infection—190,000
Traffic accident—172,000
Pulmonary disease—149,000

Source of information: World Health Organization

OTHER NUMBERS

30 million--Number of rubella and measles vaccines that Brazil's top biomedical center will produce for countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

--HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths are falling dramatically throughout the world, due to better access to anti-retroviral drugs. Deaths have dropped from a peak of 2.3 million in 2005 to 1.6 million, while infections have fallen by 33%, to 2.3 million, according to a new United Nations report. (BBCNews.com)