Call undecided senators to #KillRepeal NOW!

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Dear HIV advocate,

Please call undecided senators to #KillRepeal NOW! The Senate will vote this afternoon whether to move forward the Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take health care coverage from millions of Americans.

The future of health care coverage for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and millions of others rests in just a few key senators’ hands. All #ProtectOurCare efforts have led up to this moment. We must keep the pressure on! As this Politico article notes, it’s just too close to call. Call, tweet and show up at the offices of the following senators to stop repeal once and for all!

Here’s what you can say:

I’m a person [living with/concerned about] HIV and I’m calling because Senator ___ should absolutely oppose any effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Repeal will take health insurance away from 32 million Americans, including many living with HIV, and will dismantle Medicaid as we know it. Premiums will double. I want the Senator to vote against the motion to proceed and against the bill itself.

 

Shelley Moore Capito (WV)
DC Office: (202) 224-6472
State Office: (304) 347-5372
Twitter: @SenCapito
Rob Portman (OH)
DC Office: (202) 224-3353
State Office: (614) 469-6774
Twitter: @senrobportman
Cory Gardner (CO)
DC Office: (202) 224-5941
State Office: (303) 391-5777
Twitter: @SenCoryGardner

Lisa Murkowski (AK)

DC Office: (202) 224-6665
State Office: (907) 586-7277
Twitter: @lisamurkowski

Mike Lee (UT)

DC Office: (202) 224-5444
State Office: (801) 524-5933
Twitter: @SenMikeLee
Dean Heller (NV)
DC Office: (202) 224-6244
State Office: (702) 388-6605
Twitter: @SenDeanHeller
Jerry Moran (KS)
DC Office: (202) 224-6521
State Office: (316) 631-1410
Twitter: @JerryMoran

Key points to know about the Republican Health Care Bill in the Senate (courtesy of Families USA):

  • Senators have no idea what they’re voting on: The senators don’t know what they are voting for with the motion to proceed vote. It could be the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) or it could be the repeal-only plan floated by Mitch McConnell last week. Learn more.  
  • All the legislative proposals the Senate is considering would be devastating to America’s health care consumers and families: Every single proposal the Republicans have advanced would drive up costs – most recent BCRA carries deductibles of up to $13,000 – weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and kick anywhere from 20-32 million off their health coverage.
  • And they all take coverage away while handing the wealthiest 1% a massive tax break: Another feature that hasn’t changed in the Senate bills is huge funding cuts to Medicaid paid for by tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations.

Thank you for all that you are doing to #KillRepeal and #ProtectOurCare!

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