ACA REPEAL STILL A THREAT – KEEP CALLING
Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee held a sham hearing on the ACA repeal bill. As the ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee, Senator Wyden did us proud by eviscerating it based on the facts and asking important questions its sponsors couldn’t answer.
They could not justify legislation that, according to a newly released partial CBO report, will
• cost millions their healthcare
• substantially reduce federal funding for Medicaid
• cut individual market subsidies
Since the bill’s sponsors could not explain its merits, they’ve chosen instead to try garnering support by buying off wavering Senators. As Senator Wyden put it, “[this bill is] a pork parade where you just give out huge, big slabs of pork in order to try and win a vote” http://bit.ly/2fv7QUf
These tactics are not working. Senators are going on record as “no” votes http://cnn.it/2xs5wV5.
Nevertheless, we CANNOT become complacent because the bill is still scheduled for a vote. And Ted Cruz thinks the Senate can get to a “yes” http://bit.ly/2hvbDBl.
We must keep calling until the window to repeal the ACA with 50 votes ends – midnight September 30th.
Millions of lives depend on it!
**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS**
(or leave a voice mail after hours)
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am OUTRAGED by the ACA repeal bill—the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Amendment. [for Wyden: thank you for standing up for us during the bill’s hearing yesterday. I am proud to call you my Senator.] I’m asking the Senator to continue to do everything he can to stop it from passing – including resisting by procedure, slowing down Senate business, and running out the clock on the time to pass this bill. Thank you.“
**ACTION 2: CALL FROM HOME TO KILL THE BILL**
You can call from home using https://www.trumpcareten.org/calls-to-kill-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