Something I’ve decided to do, as part of my own personal #Resistance, is pick a charity each month which supports people who That Man and his administration are gleefully trying to fuck over, and donate to it. I aim to do this for as long as That Man is in office, and I hope that by sharing this with my small audience (hi, friends/family/random feminist haters!) it may encourage others to do the same, if they can.
This month, as the GOP does its best to make good on the promise to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, I’m choosing to support the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.
Even if the Republicans’ deplorable ‘healthcare’ plan doesn’t go through, rest assured they will keep trying, and even now there are still many Americans with little or no access to affordable healthcare. Whilst researching healthcare charities I came across so many depressing and upsetting stories of desperate people who can’t see a doctor; of people who live every day in pain because they can’t get whatever it is looked at; of people who can no longer eat solid food because several of their teeth are rotting and they haven’t seen a dentist in years; of people who can’t just go to the Emergency Room because they need, like, fucking chemotherapy and you can’t get that at the fucking ER. And on it goes.
This is a black and white issue to me. Either you believe access to healthcare – for *everyone* – is a basic human right, or you believe it’s a luxury, a privilege only for those who can afford it. I believe it’s the former. And I think what’s happening – and what will happen if this despicable bill becomes law – in America with regards to healthcare is evil and wrong. People will die because of this, and That Man does not give even half of one fuck.
So anyway, before I totally Hulk out, please support the NAFC – Charity of the Month for March!
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