Your Opinion Counts! Now is the time to express it. US Senate Republicans are rushing to Repeal the American Healthcare Act. The Graham-Cassidy proposal, as the bill is known, would 1) eliminate Medicaid expansion over 10 years leaving 11 million people without affordable health care, 2) leave vulnerable people without affordable health care by cutting and capping the Medicaid program, and 3) allow states to waive patient protections which would result in skimpier coverage and higher rates for persons with pre-existing conditions. For more information on the bill go to this link on the Friends Committee on National Legislation: https://www.fcnl.org/updates/one-more-time-stop-the-dangerous-health-care-bill-1042
We are passing along information from the PCUSA Office of Pubic Witness about how to contact your Senators. Even Senators who will vote no on this bill need to hear from you. Your opinion helps support their vote!
Call both your Senators today through this call network: 1-888-738-7038.
Here’s what you might say:
You: Hi, my name is ________________ and I am a constituent from _______________. As a person of faith I’m calling to urge you to oppose the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This bill would take millions of dollars out of our state. We need bipartisan fixes to expand coverage, not take it away. I oppose any efforts to cut or cap Medicaid. No one should lose coverage as a result of any healthcare replacement. Please protect the human dignity of 32 million Americans who would lose coverage and state your opposition to the Graham-Cassidy Proposal. Can we count on a “no” vote from the Senator.
Staffer: I’ll let the Senator know your thoughts.
You: Yes, please do. I will be watching this vote closely and I expect Senator_____________ to oppose. Please take down my contact information so you can let me know what Senator________________ decides to do.