By the BCAction team

BCAction team cheeringDisastrous legislation that would have stripped healthcare from millions of people went down in flames, thanks to you and hundreds of thousands of people across the country who stood up to defend our healthcare.

Together we resisted and said “hell no” to taking away healthcare from millions of people who are already the most vulnerable: poor people, people of color, women, people with chronic health problems, and older people—all to give huge tax breaks to the wealthiest people in the country.

We are deeply relieved. And we are profoundly grateful for all the ways you joined us in standing up for the healthcare needs of everyone in the U.S. Access to affordable healthcare is life or death for women at risk of and living with breast cancer.

Make no mistake, there are very real problems in our healthcare system, even after the gains of the Affordable Care Act. 28 million people still do not have health coverage, and healthcare costs are still dangerously high. But this “healthcare” plan was not the answer to any of these problems, and we are relieved to see its demise. What we truly need is a healthcare system that guarantees affordable, high-quality healthcare to everyone.

Notably absent from the public fight to save healthcare for millions of women were many of the major breast cancer organizations who raise hundreds of millions of dollars each year in the name of women with breast cancer. This is shameful. That’s why our small and mighty team needs your help more than ever.

Can you help fund the ongoing fight for health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer by signing up for a monthly donation today? Your support makes it possible for us to take on critical issues like this.

Thank you so much for standing up for healthcare for all.

P.S. If you haven’t already, be sure to read blogger Wendi Dennis’ story about how the Affordable Care Act helped her access healthcare, and why we need universal healthcare.