STOP ACA SABOTAGE and FIX THE ACA
Friday was a crucial victory when we stopped the “skinny repeal” of the ACA http://wapo.st/2tV6NTv. Thanks to our Senators for leading the resistance to TrumpCare. Kudos to Senators Collins, Murkowski and McCain for listening to constituents!
In the face of defeat, Trump made threats to Congress if they don’t repeal the ACA:
— ending required subsidies to insurance companies
— stopping employer contribution for Congress and their staffs’ medical coverage
Threat #1 will crash the exchanges. Insurers will drop out making health care more expensive & less accessible http://bit.ly/2uMz6AN. Threat #2 is just vindictive.
We need to fix the ACA. Efforts are underway:
— Our senators continue to call for a bipartisan effort to reform health care. McConnell has conceded this is the political reality http://cnn.it/2uUuyHw.
— A bipartisan House group is exploring ways to stabilize the ACA http://politi.co/2heZd0e.
— Rep. Schrader, with nine democrats, released Solutions Over Politics Plan to repair the ACA http://bit.ly/2v4Gszt.
We must remain vigilant and work to ensure that the ACA is not sabotaged. We must push for a bipartisan fix to the ACA. Then we can talk about public option/single payer.
We have the momentum, let’s use it to #ProtectOurCare!
**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN (if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail!)**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Thank you for your persistent efforts to save the ACA. Please work on a bipartisan way to fix the ACA. And please thank Senators Collins, Murkowski and McCain on behalf of Oregonians.”
**ACTION 2: CALL CONGRESSMAN WALDEN (if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail!)**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am terribly disappointed in Congressman Walden’s role as the architect of TrumpCare. I ask that Congressman Walden reach across the aisle to fix the ACA.”
** ACTION 3: WATCH THE INDIVISIBLE NATIONAL VIDEO ABOUT OUR WIN OVER TRUMPCARE:
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
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
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
Thursday, August 3, 6:30 – 8:30: Neighborhood Leader Program Training (A non-ORD2 Indivisible sponsored event), Medford Public Library
EVENT CANCELLATION: Tuesday, August 8, Noon: The Second Tuesday of the Month Rally has been CANCELLED.