Join the 9/26 National HIV Call-in Day to save health care! 

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Its-Baaack-2Senate Republicans are working to slam through the latest version of TrumpCare, the Graham-Cassidy bill. We cannot let this happen! Congress must continue to hear loud and clear from us that they must VOTE NO on any ACA repeal. Join the National HIV Call-In Day to save health care and stop Graham-Cassidy on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Though the bill has a new name, it’s clear that it is just as bad or even worse than the repeal bills we killed three times before. Like the other TrumpCare versions, Graham-Cassidy would:

  • End protections for people with pre-existing conditions, including HIV;
  • Allow insurers to refuse coverage of prescription drugs, labs, hospitalization, contraception, and preventive services;
  • Decimate Medicaid by:
    • Providing “block grants” to states
    • Limiting federal government contributions and shifting the cost burden onto states
    • Allowing states to determine  their own eligibility requirements
  • Block millions of people from going to Planned Parenthood for preventive and reproductive health care, including birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment;
  • Take health care coverage away from tens of millions of people.

We cannot allow them to destroy our healthcare. We must stay strong for one more fight and #KillTheBill for once and for all!

TAKE ACTION!

  1. Call (866) 246-9371 to tell your senators to oppose Graham-Cassidy. Keep calling every day until the bill is dead! Here’s what you can say:Hello, I am a constituent of Senator [NAME]. I am calling because I am a person living with HIV/advocate for people living with HIV. I am gravely concerned about the Graham-Cassidy bill, which will cause millions of people to lose health care coverage, and will especially affect seniors, people with disabilities, and chronic illnesses. Please tell Senator [NAME] that I urge her/him to oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill and ANY further attempts to dismantle health care and cut Medicaid.
  2. Take to social media to tell your senators to VOTE NO. Click here to post and tweet directly at your senators.
  3. Organize a phone bank to mobilize more calls to senators.
  4. Go to your senators’ district offices to protest repeal. Find some events here. Grab a few folks and show up outside your senators’ local offices with signs. Go inside and tell their staff you want the senator to vote NO on Graham-Cassidy.
  5. Check out Positive Women’s Network’s #KilltheBill Graham-Cassidy Resource Center for all the organizing, mobilizing, and communications tools you need!
  6. Get the latest intel on Graham-Cassidy and how to organize against it. Register for TODAY’s webinar at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on how the bill will impact the HIV community. Then join the HIVResists: Organizing In-district to Defeat Graham-Cassidy call at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. ET

Category: Health Care for our Lives, Human Rights & Social Justice

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