ZOMBIE CARE RETURNS — STOP THE ACA REPEAL
While we’ve been rightfully distracted by forest fires, hurricanes, and the DACA termination, Republicans have been developing yet another Obamacare repeal bill. And this time, Senator McCain supports it – despite the fact it will gut Medicaid and throw millions off insurance.
The latest repeal bill is the Graham-Cassidy-Heller amendment:
• It lets states accept block grants to fund healthcare. Block grants are budget cuts in disguise http://lat.ms/1UhWnmW.
• It would end Medicaid expansion and private insurance subsidies http://bit.ly/2hl1hUu
• Blue states—Oregon—would see their healthcare funding cut while red states would see increases https://usat.ly/2wHkqFM
Graham is using these states-specific aspects of the bills to convince 25 states to sign on – which could equal 50 senate votes. It is why Senator McCain and Arizona’s governor support it (http://bit.ly/2gLvWKu).
The Republicans have until the end of September to push through this repeal with just 50 votes (http://bit.ly/2vSCJnq). Our Senators are appropriately working to protect DACA and fund disaster relief. They must also protect the ACA.
This amendment is gaining momentum and has a very real chance of passing. We cannot let this happen.
Take nothing for granted
Light up the phones and show that we can fight on all fronts
No repealing the ACA!
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY**
If you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code [–]. I am OUTRAGED by the latest GOP ACA repeal bill: the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Amendment. You led the charge to stop prior repeal attempts and we need you to do this again. Please do all you can to stop this amendment. I plan on contacting everyone I know in red sates. Thank you.“
**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY*
Especially in red states
Ask them to make the calls and share this post. We all need to step a bit out of our comfort zone and help everyone we know to call and tell their Senators to stop trying to repeal the ACA.
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