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As Senate Health Care Bill Re-Emerges, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Defends Pro-Survivor Portions of Existing Law
Advocacy Group Says Access to Affordable Healthcare is on the Chopping Block for Survivors

Press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2017

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Joshua Goodman, Mercury LLC for the Partnership jgoodman@mercuryllc.com | (202) 577-5810

As Senate Health Care Bill Re-Emerges, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Defends Pro-Survivor Portions of Existing Law

Advocacy Group Says Access to Affordable Healthcare is on the Chopping Block for Survivors

SACRAMENTO — The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, a coalition representing 1,000 survivors, advocates, organizations, and allied individuals working to support survivors of domestic violence, issued a statement today on Affordable Care Act protections for survivors that are threatened in the new healthcare bill.

“The ACA created a system in which survivors could get affordable health care that was not tied to the person who harmed them, extending comprehensive benefits that survivors need in a crisis and over time. Under the TrumpCare proposals in the House and Senate, health plans would be out of reach from already-vulnerable survivors, putting them at greater at risk for chronic conditions. We expect our elected leaders to increase access to affordable, quality healthcare. This bill does the opposite,” said Kathy Moore, Executive Director of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. “On behalf of the service providers who make up the Partnership, and the thousands of survivors they represent, I’m calling on leaders of Congress to put aside this dangerous legislation, which would strip protections from people who need them most.”

About the Partnership

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations and allied individuals across the state. Working at the local, state and national levels for nearly 40 years, the Partnership has a long track record of successfully passing over 200 pieces of legislation on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children. The Partnership believes that by sharing expertise, advocates and legislators can end domestic violence. Through our public policy, communications and capacity building programs, we create system-wide change that supports survivors and invests in prevention. Every day we inspire, inform and connect all those concerned with this issue, because together we’re stronger. With offices in Sacramento, the Partnership’s member programs span the entire state. For more information, visit www.cpedv.org.

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