ZOMBIE CARE IS STILL LOOSE — STOP THE ACA REPEAL
The GOP is determined to repeal the ACA. They are leaving it all out on the field for their latest effort – the Graham-Cassidy-Heller amendment. It is far worse than the repeal bills of the summer.
The sponsors are pushing hard for their bill and preparing for a vote the week of September 25th. Mitch McConnell is all in. He hates to lose (http://politi.co/2h3OFO7, http://bit.ly/2ya9zmi).
The Graham-Cassidy-Heller amendment will gut Medicaid, throw millions off insurance, and allow each state to create its own system:
• 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
The Republicans have until the end of September to push through this repeal with just 50 votes (http://bit.ly/2vSCJnq). Midnight September 30, the fiscal year ends, and 60 votes will be needed after that for any effort to modify the ACA.
The GOP is hoping we are not paying attention.
Show them we are. Take nothing for granted.
Make The Calls! Save The ACA!
**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS (leave a voice mail after hours if needed!)**
“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. I am counting on you to do it again. We cannot let this amendment pass. While you do your work in the Senate, I plan on contacting people I know in red sates to help them contact their Senators. 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 people we know 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