The GOP health care bill that passed the House last month left many Americans terrified and livid. As the American Health Care Act would remove requirements for maternity care and preventive health care and allow insurance companies to increase premiums onthose with pre-existing conditions, it was particularly unpopular with women. But according to a recent SurveyMonkey survey of over 7,287 adults, men, it seems, aren't quite as worried.
Regardless of your political party, health care will be, at some point in your life, a necessity. But in most developed nations around the world, citizens don't have to worry if they can't afford a simple trip to the doctor or an unexpected visit to the ER. Australians, Canadians, (almost all) Europeans, Brazilians, Argentinians and the Japanese all benefit from universal health care. That means that, unlike Americans, they're not going to die because they can't afford insulin if they're diabetic, and they're not going to go bankrupt if they slip on a patch of ice and break their ankle. And yet, Americans are still squabbling over health care as if it's a partisan issue, and not a fundamental right as a human paying taxes in a civil society. But hey, maybe I'm just biased.
Here are five statistics about how women are responding to the AHCA: