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Call to Action: September 22, 2017


DON’T DESTROY MEDICAID: 
STOP THE LATEST ACA REPEAL 


#SaveOurCare
#ProtectACA
#KillTheBill
#NoScoreNoVote

The latest ACA/Obamacare repeal bill, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Amendment, destroys Medicaid—laying waste to a 52-year-old program that provides care for children, disabled, elderly and working poor…just to give the wealthy a tax break and claim a legislative victory. http://bit.ly/2ycArS2

Medicaid expansion and market-place subsidies will be replaced with small temporary block grants which will decrease every year. These grants are not earmarked for Medicaid expansion patients, so they could be used for other purposes. These grants end in 2027—leaving those previously covered by the ACA with nothing. http://bit.ly/2fhYDuX

The government will no longer provide guaranteed funding for traditional Medicaid patients (children, elderly, disabled). Instead, states will receive limited set amounts that are less than present allocations. Increases in population or illness rates will force states to further cut coverage and/or enrollment. http://bit.ly/2fhYDuX

This is entitlement “reform” to end Medicaid, which breaks the federal government’s promise to take care of all Americans—not just the wealthy.

We must stop this bill by:
• calling Senators Wyden and Merkley, asking them to run to out the clock—since this bill can only pass with 50 votes through September 30th.
• calling constituents in swing states and helping them call their Senators.

Every call matters.

Let’s do this!


**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS **
(or leave a voice mail after hours)

SAMPLE SCRIPT:
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. It will end Medicaid as we know it. We are counting on you to save our healthcare. Please withhold consent on all Senate business and do everything you can to keep this bill from coming to a vote before time has run out. Thank you.“


**ACTION 2: EMAIL THE SENATE WITH TESTIMONY ABOUT GRAHAM-CASSIDY-HELLER

The Senate Finance Committee is taking testimony from the public on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Amendment. Please send your comments to: GCHcomments@finance.senate.gov. Comments must be in by Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. PST.


**ACTION 3: CALL CONSTITUENTS IN RED STATES TO KILL THE BILL**

Call from home using https://www.trumpcareten.org/calls-to-kill-trumpcare.


**ACTION 4: JOIN US AT A “SAVE THE ACA” FLASH RALLY – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AT NOON AT VOGEL PLAZA, MEDFORD**

Join us on Monday at Vogel Plaza in Medford (corner of East Main and Central) where we will conduct a PHONE RELAY. We will be using our mobile phones to make calls to Senators in “flipable states” demanding that they VOTE NO ON GRAHAM-CASSIDY-HELLER from the lobby of Greg Walden’s office.  https://ord2indivisible.org/event/flash-rally-monday-september-25-at-noon-vogel-plaza-save-the-aca/

Bring your mobile phones, families, friends, flags, signs and messages. Wear your ORD2 Indivisible T-shirts.  We must organize like never before!


SENATOR 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 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/

https://www.cbpp.org/…/like-other-aca-repeal-bills-cassidy-…

The Republican Party leadership is looking to ram through its latest health-care bill before the American public realizes how awful it is.
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