PROTECT OUR CARE
“Every American deserves the promise of access to a popular, affordable, high-quality healthcare option.” – U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon
“The best safety net ever invented by God is family, but I’m not sure that government is supposed to supplement that process.” State Senator Shirkey, R-Michigan
Healthcare is a human right, needed for each person to reach their potential.
Democrats work to expand healthcare while Trump and his GOP systematically take our healthcare away.
Constantly threatening the ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare along with repealing the individual mandate were just the beginning.
Trump’s latest assaults:
— Approving Medicaid work requirements which will cost thousands their health care – up to 97,000 in Kentucky alone. Work requirements don’t lead to sustained employment and place undue administrative burdens on participants.
— Proposing to expand short-term plans to one year and to include “junk insurance.” Junk insurance is not required to cover essential health benefits or preexisting conditions. When combined with the repeal of the individual mandate, these changes will increase premiums up to 18%.
Democrats have FIVE plans to expand Medicare and/or Medicaid.
First, Protect Existing health care: ACA, Medicare, Medicaid!
Second, Expand Healthcare for ALL!
Finally, Never Forget! Walden Sold Us Out on Healthcare!
**ACTION 1: Call Complicit Greg Walden and our Senators**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about work requirements for Medicaid and expanding short-term insurance plans. These changes will result in fewer people having access to healthcare. I appreciate all the Senator has done to protect our healthcare. Please ask him to keep working to protect the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid while expanding healthcare for all. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Complicit Healthcare Industry Lobbyist Greg Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am OUTRAGED by work requirements for Medicaid and expanding short-term insurance plans. I remember Greg Walden’s key role in attempts to repeal the ACA and the individual mandate. Please tell him he needs to work for his constituents and protect the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid while expanding healthcare for all. I will remember his actions in November. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: Remember for the Midterms**
It has become clear that we need a different Congress to protect our healthcare, which must include replacing Greg Walden with someone who will represent US, We The People. The attacks on our healthcare won’t change until Congress does.
**ACTION 3: Remember for the Midterms**
VOTE in the Primary for the progressive candidates of your choice. Be sure all of your progressive friends return their ballots by May 15—people who vote in the primary are EIGHT TIMES more likely to vote in the general election!
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The 2018 elections will be the most important of our lives!
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
SENATOR JEFF 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 RON 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
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