Call for Action, Health Care

Call For Action: Urge Your Senators To Oppose Cassidy/Collins Bill

Background

There have been many statements made by various Republicans, all of which signal their desire to significantly weaken or dismantle the ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid. Here is a link to an article about the Cassidy-Collins bill. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/us/politics/senate-affordable-care-act-bill-cassidy-susan-collins-trump.html?_r=0

Here is a key quote from the above article – “Millions of Americans would be kicked off their plans, out-of-pocket costs and deductibles for consumers would skyrocket, and protections for people with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, would be gutted,” said the Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York.

Rep. Tom Price is more than awful for HHS Secretary. He has spent his political career working against the very mission of HHS. As recently as November 2016, he pushed for a bill to phase out Medicare starting in 2017!  He supports replacing Medicare with vouchers that people would use to buy private insurance. This would greatly increase the cost of health insurance for seniors. He has always opposed the ACA, and has been quoted in two publications as opposing the ban on discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions (of course he denied that he said this). He has opposed every effort to provide affordable healthcare to all.

It is important that our Senators stay strong and resist all efforts to attack and dismantle our healthcare system. Ask them to strongly oppose attacks on the ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid. It is important that they strongly oppose the Collins/Cassidy Bill (Susan Collins, R-Maine/Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana), which is a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” healthcare bill and reject Price for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Sample Call Script For Both Senators

Hello, I am [your name] from [your town, zip code]. I am calling to urge Senator Schumer/Senator Gillibrand to strongly oppose all efforts to weaken or dismantle the ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid. I ask that the Senator speak out against the Cassidy-Collins Bill, which would not provide insurance for all. I ask the Senator to vote NO on Rep. Tom Price for Secretary of HHS. Price has always opposed the ACA, and wants to turn Medicare into a voucher system.

Sample Tweet

@SenSchumer @SenGillibrand Reject Cassidy-Collins & oppose Price for HHS. No to gutting our health care. We want to #ProtectOurCare

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