Call to Action: Friday, May 26, 2017


TRUMPCARE IS A TAX CUT THAT WILL COST LIVES


#DumpTrumpcare
#ProtectOurCare

The CBO score for Trumpcare 2.0 proves it’s not a healthcare bill—it’s a tax break that throws 23 million off insurance. It passed the House. Our Senators are asking for our stories which will help them stop Trumpcare in the Senate.

Under Trumpcare (AHCA):
many with preexisting conditions will be unable to afford insurance (http://bit.ly/2qXRQxh);
older patients will see 800% premiums increases (http://wapo.st/2r0DMDc);
state waivers will force patients to self-pay thousands for maternity and mental health care (http://nyti.ms/2rS2vI3);
$884 billion will be slashed from Medicaid – hurting nursing home residents, the disabled, and low income families. (http://bit.ly/2rUffO7)

The Senate version is uncertain. They are:
holding no hearings and inviting no expert or public comment (http://bit.ly/2qhoq9h);
rushing to pass a bill before the August recess (http://bit.ly/2rztuL1).

President Trump:
threatened to withhold subsidies unless insurers support Trumpcare;
is destabilizing the market, causing premiums to rise (http://lat.ms/2qXpBiW).

Our Senators are trying to save the ACA. Sen Wyden is investigating GOP attempts to hold it hostage (http://bit.ly/2qmpmct). Sen Merkely held a rally blasting Trumpcare http://bit.ly/2qiLh57. They are asking us to speak out (http://bit.ly/2rXbu9P, http://bit.ly/2mTMX5P).

We must keep calling! Our stories can stop Trumpcare!


**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY**

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Senator [–] for standing up against Trumpcare. It is an inhumane bill that will make America sicker and poorer. I am asking the Senator to withhold consent on all Senate business until there is an OPEN and TRANSPARENT process established for FIXING the ACA. Trumpcare must be thrown out. It cannot be changed for the better.”


**ACTION 2: SHARE YOUR STORIES**

With Senator Merkley http://bit.ly/2mTMX5P
With the White House: http://bit.ly/2nhCany
With the Senate Finance Committee: healthreform@finance.senate.gov


SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/the-cbo-confirms-the-rep…/…

The Congressional Budget Office sent a clear message to Republican legislators Wednesday: Your bill does not do what you say it does.
vox.com