Once again, Republicans in the Senate are rushing to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act that would cause millions to lose healthcare coverage. The new legislation, referred to as the Graham-Cassidy proposal, is even more devastating than past repeal attempts. Your phone calls stopped ACA repeal in July, and we need them now more than ever. Call your Senators now at 1-888-738-3058 to stop this last-ditch effort to take healthcare away from millions of people.
The Graham-Cassidy proposal would:
- Within ten years, eliminate all funding for: the Medicaid expansion, which has enabled 11 million people to get health coverage; and the individual health insurance subsidies, which have enabled millions of low- and moderate-income individuals access affordable health care.
- Leave some of the most vulnerable people in our country -- especially low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities -- without affordable medical care by capping and cutting Medicaid and ultimately dismantling the program.
- Let insurers offer skimpier coverage and raise rates for people with pre-existing conditions by allowing states to waive patient protections.
Get the details on the Graham-Cassidy bill from FCNL and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Rather than pursue a rushed, hyper-partisan effort to repeal the ACA and end the Medicaid program as we know it, the Senate should support current bipartisan efforts to stabilize the marketplace, improve affordability, and strengthen coverage.
CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY: 1-888-738-3058
Tell them to oppose the Graham Cassidy ACA Repeal
Call twice to reach both Senators
When you call, here’s what you might say:
Caller: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I am a constituent from [CITY/TOWN]. As a person of faith, I’m calling to urge you to oppose the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This bill would take millions of dollars out of [YOUR STATE]. We need bipartisan fixes to expand coverage, not take it away. I oppose any efforts to cut or cap Medicaid. No one should lose coverage as a result of any healthcare replacement. Please protect the human dignity of 32 million Americans who would lose coverage and state your opposition to the Graham-Cassidy proposal*. Can we count on a "no" vote from the Senator?”
Staffer: I’ll let the Senator know your thoughts.
Caller: Yes, please do. I will be watching this vote closely and I expect Senator [ ] to oppose. Please take down my contact information so you can let me know what Senator [ ] decides to do.
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