Call to Action: Thursday, June 8, 2017


SHOW ME THE HEALTH CARE BILL


#NoScoreNoVote
#ShowUsTheBill

Rumors are swirling that the Senate is making backroom deals and whipping votes to pass their version of Trumpcare/AHCA. Yet no bill has surfaced for public view. We need to see the bill – and its CBO score – before a vote.

— Trumpcare not only hurts Medicaid, it also allows states to give waivers to Obamacare’s Essential Health Benefits (EHB) and community ratings. http://abcn.ws/2peLd5V

— These waivers aren’t limited to the exchanges or Medicaid. They apply to employer based coverage because businesses operating in multiple states can choose the state with the least robust coverage requirements and apply this to ALL of their employees. http://read.bi/2sdb17u.

These waivers mean health insurance:
would not have to cover EHB including emergency-room visits, prenatal care, mental-health care, some prescriptions.
could have lifetime caps
could set rates individually rather than by community—gutting the pre-existing condition protection http://bit.ly/2sUBbsg

It is appalling that a policy affecting every single American might sneak through without any input from voters. Tell our Senators to that we don’t want to wake up one morning and find our health care is evaporating.

Stop this train wreck of a process! 

We demand to see this bill in the light of day!


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

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am worried and angered that the Senate might pass a health care bill this month without vetting by the CBO or without any review by you or your voters. The House-passed bill is a disaster. We can’t have a repeat in the Senate. We must work to fix the ACA.”


**ACTION 2: CALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN OTHER STATES**

Republicans will need 50 of their 52 Senators to vote yes, assuming that no Democrat votes yes. This means that any three Republican Senators can stop the bill. Those who have expressed concern about the AHCA are: Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), Deal Heller (NV) Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Rob Portman (OH). Please urge all family and friends to call their Senators and ask them to show the bill AND vote NO on Trumpcare.


**ACTION 3: SHARE YOUR ACA STORIES**

With Senator Merkley http://bit.ly/2mTMX5P
With Senator Wyden: http://bit.ly/2rkMcTY
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