Call now! Tell Congress to oppose the American Health Care Act

| March 21, 2017 | 2 Comments

National Call Against Repeal - Final (002)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!

Key Facts
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.

To learn more about the Republican plan and its impact on people living with or vulnerable to HIV, please click herehere, and here.

Category: National HIV/AIDS Policy

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  • Andul

    If u did not stop hiv aids long time ago why people’s need health care for this is not somthing easy people’s can live with rarest life’s why just let gay stupid idiots sperding it and messed people’s rest life’s why and why the worst country round all over the world gay American is number 1 of hiv aids why just fucked my life form me don’t know why the are animales people’s raped me and give it to me we talk apout terriorists what gay American hiv aids poz is not trrriorists killing people’s with virus sufring rest life’s with meds with out cure

  • Andul

    Just don’t get it don’t know why USA gov when the send us lottery to come here don’t not tell us apout hiv aids mean and gay American idiots people’s seprding it the rapped people’s less we can necuful not even take the bus or drink at bar why the never talk apout hiv aids and media tv news at work puplic less we can know the chack us befor we coming we are clean we thought people’s are clean pluse we don’t speak English eungh to know hiv mean just let dose idiots stupid gay peoples go anywhere the want sperding to people’s don’t know taking advance of people’s don’t speak English even all of them
    The speak English and the know hiv mean and the know is no cure for it the love to have it the don’t care becuse the don’t have life’s don’t want get wife’s and kids just animales people’s never ever seen my life don’t care what the do sould not one of them
    Raped me give it to me this not good is like
    Worst then terrorist if u give some
    HIV them u kill him and you kill his family u kiil
    All family don’t USA gov don’t think apout dose idiots people’s