The Health Care Bill Gets Its Own '10 Things I Hate About You' Poem

Planned Parenthood advocates have strong words for the GOP.

After the Senate released its draft of the Affordable Health Care Act on Thursday, women’s health care organizations voiced their concern about what the AHCA would mean for women

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue called it “morally bankrupt” and Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, said “the bill that was crafted by 13 white men in secret shockingly doesn’t do well by women.” 

One local Planned Parenthood advocacy group, Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado & Votes New Mexico, went for a more creative approach, though, and took a page from the infamous poetry scene in the 1999 romcom, “10 Things I Hate About You.” 

The poem, “13 Things I Hate About You,” pretty much nails what’s wrong in one succinct statement. 

“Dear American ‘Health Care’ Act” the poem reads. “I hate the way you don’t represent me, and the way you steal our care. If I told you you’d strip Medicaid from millions, would that show you the burden that we’d bear?” (Read the full poem below.)

In other words, Planned Parenthood has the following message for the AHCA: 

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article said that members of Planned Parenthood Minnesota wrote the poem; Planned Parenthood Minnesota shared the poem, but it was written by members of Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado & Votes New Mexico. 



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