The House of Representatives votes this week to repeal the Affordable Care Act and end Medicaid expansion. Calls to congressional members urging a NO vote on the Republican’s “American Health Care Act” are urgently needed.
Join HIV advocates across the country in telling Congress to oppose this bill that is bad for people living with and vulnerable to HIV. If passed, it will undermine the National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals, cut essential subsidies, weaken consumer protections and bankrupt Medicaid.
Call your member of Congress NOW!
Republicans and Democrats need to hear from you! Call (866) 246-9371 to connect directly with your Representative. Here is what you can say:
Hello my name is _______ and I live in [city & state]. I am a person [living with HIV /concerned about HIV]. I am calling to demand that you vote against the American Health Care Act. The American Health Care Act will hurt people living with and vulnerable to HIV by making it harder and more expensive to get the care they need. All Americans deserve better. I urge you to support people living with and vulnerable to HIV and oppose the American Health Care Act.
Spread the word!
After you call, tell your community to do the same! Urge your friends and followers to also call their members of Congress. Share the script and phone number on Facebook and Twitter. Suggested hashtags for when you post: #Medicaid program! #ProtectOurCare #NoRepeal #saveourcare #HIVResists #HIV #HIVLives and #AHCA. Click here to send a pre-written tweet!
The Republican plan, also known as the American Health Care Act, would:
- Result in 24 million Americans losing health insurance by 2026;
- Increase average premiums in the Marketplaces by 15-20% in 2018 and 2019;
- Provide the same amount of financial assistance to a couple making only $20,000 and a couple making $150,000;
- Penalize people who fall out of coverage for more than two months by allowing insurers to charge 30% more the next time they try to get insurance;
- Reduce federal spending on Medicaid by $880 billion between 2017-2026, leaving states to struggle to make up the difference; and
- Phase out Medicaid expansion starting in 2020.
Category: National HIV/AIDS Policy