A Checklist Of Healthcare Benefits Threatened Under Trump

African American woman with birth control pillsIt’s 2017 – which really means there’s now three weeks before Donald Trump takes the presidential office.

With all the chatter about who’s going to be in his cabinet and, thus, what policies and benefits the Trump administration will do away with, it’s time for us to get our ducks in a row before inauguration day.

What I mean is: you may want to research how the Trump administration is going to inconvenience your daily life. This includes everything from birth control and women’s rights to overall healthcare and more.

Here is a breakdown of some of the health-related benefits and policies we may no longer have with Trump in office.

Birth Control/Abortion

So Donald Trump recently selected Rep. Tom Price to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services. In case you didn’t know, Price is a strong opponent of abortion. Planned Parenthood has given Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, a zero rating in the past.

But most importantly, Price has co-sponsored legislation in Congress that defines life as beginning at conception, which turns abortion into murder. He’s also fought against a law to protect women in Washington D.C. from discrimination at work based on birth control and abortion use.

If you’re not already on birth control, or insured to maintain your birth control, now is the time to do so.