Call to Action: May 24, 2018


HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT

PROTECT OUR HEALTHCARE


Healthcare is a human right.  We deserve to be free from the fear of falling ill to reach our full potential. Trump and his GOP stoke this fear and harm our health by cutting our healthcare.

For Trump and his GOP, it is not enough to sabotage the ACA, revoke cost-sharing reduction payments, propose budgets with Medicare/Medicaid cuts, repeal the individual mandate, approve work requirements for Medicaid, and adopt junk insurance.

For Trump and his GOP, it means nothing that they have caused our premiums to rise (up to 16% in Oregon) and the rate of uninsured to climb.

Trump and his GOP are not stopping. Ignoring the $1.5 trillion debt the GOP Tax Scam created, Trump and his GOP cite fiscal responsibility as part of the reason for their latest attacks on our healthcare:

  • cutting $7 billion from CHIP
  • another ACA repeal costing millions their coverage and eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions

Republicans plan to enact both measures through maneuvers that need 50 votes to end debate in the Senate.

The ultimate solution to end attacks on our healthcare is to vote in a new Congress.  Until then our members of Congress must . . .

Protect our healthcare and our lives!


**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR MERKLEY AND WYDEN:

(Leave a message if you can’t get through)

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about a new ACA repeal attempt, cutting billions from CHIP, and the rise in premiums and the rate of uninsured. Healthcare is a human right. I ask the Senator to please keep working to protect the ACA and CHIP, while expanding healthcare for all. Thank you.”

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
https://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/

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
https://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/


**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:

(Leave a message if you can’t get through)

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about a new ACA repeal attempt, cutting billions from CHIP, and the rise in premiums and the rate of uninsured. I also remember Greg Walden’s role in repealing the ACA and the individual mandate, and how he politicized CHIP funding last year.  Please remind him he needs to work for his constituents and protect the ACA and CHIP while expanding healthcare for all. Thank you.”

COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
https://walden.house.gov/contact-greg/email-me


**ACTION THREE: REMEMBER FOR THE MIDTERMS**

It has become clear that we need a different Congress to protect our healthcare. The attacks on our healthcare won’t change until Congress does.

  • Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote.
  • Make sure Greg Walden is answering questions about how he will work to make sure everyone’s healthcare is protected

The 2018 elections will be the most important of our lives. Our very health depends on it. 


**ACTION FOUR: ACT LOCALLY**

The Rogue Valley Chapter of Health Care for All Oregon is holding a special workshop* to introduce the concept of hosting House Parties for Health Care.  The expressed purpose of the workshop is to provide education so you can learn how to share information with friends and neighbors to promote a Health Care System that includes everyone. The main goal is to make sure Health Care for All will be forefront in voters’ thoughts for all upcoming elections.

Date:  June 3, 2018
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: OEA Building, 2495 S. Pacific Highway, Medford

To learn more, click on this link: https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-sponsored-event-health-care-for-all-oregon-house-party-workshop-medford/ or visit the Health Care for All Oregon – Rogue Valley Chapter website: http://hcao-rv.org/

To RSVP, send an e-mail to detra1953@gmail.com / call or text: (541) 500-7159

*This is a Non-ORD2 Indivisible sponsored event.