Call to Action for Friday, September 22

TAKE ACTION by messaging your senators right now to tell them in NO WAY should they support the Graham-Cassidy attempt to take away healthcare. Use this link to CUSTOMIZE AND SEND A LETTER.

If a letter is not your style, you can also CALL THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.

C2A: Trumpcare and Congress is making use of a special legislative procedure called budget reconciliation, Graham-Cassidy ONLY NEEDS A SIMPLE MAJORITY TO PASS and cannot be filibustered.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Dozens of healthcare associations have come out in opposition to Graham-Cassidy such as the AARP, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the America’s Health Insurance Plans. A common observation made by those that oppose Graham-Cassidy is that millions of Americans would lose health insurance coverage.

Here are facts that you need to know…

  1. Graham-Cassidy would ELIMINATE MEDICAID EXPANSION and INTRODUCES FUNDING CAPS that will result in $215 billion in cuts by 2026
  2. Graham-Cassidy would create a waiver system in which STATES CAN OPT OUT OF KEY ACA MARKET RULES like pre-existing conditions and mandated coverage areas
  3. Graham-Cassidy includes provisions that would REPEAL FEDERAL TAX CREDITS for healthcare costs and medical devices, and REMOVE THE EMPLOYER MANDATE structure, and includes an amendment that would DISQUALIFY PLANS that include “coverage for abortions”

If that is not enough reason to take a stand, keep in mind that rushing the process on the bill means there is not a full report from the Congressional Budget Office. Lawmakers will not know how much the legislation would cost or how many people could lose their coverage.

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