Call to Action: Tuesday, May 30, 2017


SAVE MEDICAID FROM TRUMPCARE – IT’S ENTITLEMENT REFORM IN DISGUISE


#SaveMedicaid
#DumpTrumpCare
#ProtectOurCare

Trumpcare (AHCA) will end Medicaid as we know it and cost lives. It destroys a 52-year Federal Government pact to provide a medical safety net.

Currently Medicaid:
— cares for our most vulnerable patients– children, disabled, elderly, working poor
— covers 1 in 3 births
— fills funding gaps for 1 in 6 Medicare recipients
— is the nation’s MAJOR source of long term care: covering 6 in 10 nursing home patients
http://bit.ly/2mcSfrh

Under Trumpcare/AHCA, the federal government will:
drastically cut its share of Medicaid funding
no longer provide guaranteed Medicaid funding to States but instead provide funds per capita – a limited set sum. Increases in population or illness rates will force states to cut coverage.
 end the ACA Medicaid expansion, freezing it in 2020. Re-enrollment after coverage interruption will be nearly impossible.
http://bit.ly/2n8nZRs

Trump’s FY-2018 budget also cuts $800-billion from Medicaid!! http://cnn.it/2r9mK6P

Senators Wyden and Merkley have spoken out against Trump’s drastic Medicaid cuts. http://bit.ly/2reaBfV, http://bit.ly/2rbw1Z9.

Trumpcare is entitlement reform to end Medicaid and breaks the federal government’s promise to take care of all Americans—not just the wealthy.

We must throw out the Trumpcare/AHCA . . .

Save Medicaid! Fix the ACA!


**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKELY**
SAMPLE SCRIPT

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Senator [–] for standing up against Trumpcare. I am especially concerned about drastic proposed cuts to Medicaid. We cannot abandon our most vulnerable patients. I am asking the Senator to withhold consent on all Senate business until a Health Plan at least as good as the ACA–with no Medicaid cuts– is passed. Trumpcare must be thrown out. It cannot be changed for the better.”


**ACTION 2: SHARE YOUR MEDICAID 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


**ACTION 3: CALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN OTHER STATES
Urge them to call and ask their Senators to promise to protect Medicaid and to share their Medicaid stories.


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

Wyden: Republicans’ ACA replacement plan ‘ends Medicaid as we know it’
http://www.bizjournals.com/…/wyden-republicans-aca-replacem…