- [https://www.kintera.com/accounttempfiles/account18500/images/2010_c4_actionalert_header_640x90.jpg] Outrageous Access to health care is under attack!Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1 8:31 AMView Source
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Access to health care is under attack! Conservatives in the Senate have introduced an amendment that would allow employers and health insurance companies to refuse coverage for any health care service that they object to on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions. This means employers could refuse coverage for anything they deem "immoral." The amendment creates a giant loophole that could affect all Americans, especially LGBT people. The senate is voting today on this despicable amendment.
Take action now against this radical right-wing rewrite of our health care laws.
The amendment introduced by Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), would allow any employer, religious or not, to object to any health care services deciding what is and what is not morally acceptable. LGBT people have been suffering too long because other people consider them “immoral” and employers have no right to decide what health care employees should be able to access. If passed, this amendment could deny coverage for contraception, in-vitro fertilization, the treatment of HIV/AIDS, hormone therapy, cancer screenings, vaccines, domestic partner insurance, the list goes on.
Will you join us by fighting back? Tell the Senate that you think this attack on our health care is outrageous!
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund builds the grassroots political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Task Force Action Fund does this through direct and grassroots lobbying to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation, and works to pass pro-LGBT legislation and other progressive initiatives. The Task Force Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation incorporated in New York. Contributions to the Task Force Action Fund are not tax-deductible.