Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Urge Sen. Flake and McCain to protect ACA while working towards a better plan

Earlier this week, two more Republican Senators announced they would oppose Trumpcare--ending any chance to pass it. And yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposal to vote this week on a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)--with NO replacement at all--also failed.These are monumental victories, with thanks due to all of you who called, protested, and more.
But now, House Republicans are proposing to use the federal budget to severely cut Medicaid. And the Trump Administration announced it will defund the health care marketplace so that the ACA would "fail."2
Your Senators, Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, have not yet committed to voting no on Trumpcare. We need to rack up as many NO votes as possible to show widespread support for the Affordable Care Act and pour cold water on these other attempts to destroy it. To do that, we need to show them that their constituents in Arizona expect them to PROTECT the Affordable Care Act by voting NO on repealing it. Can you make a call NOW?
Here's the number to call:
  • Sen. McCain - (202) 224-2235
  • Sen. Flake - (202) 224-4521
Will you make an urgent call to Sens. McCain and Flake now?
Speak in your own words, but here are some points to guide you:
  • My name is __________and I'm from Tucson. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is important to me because (if you have a personal story, share it here!).
  • The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion has provided health insurance to millions of the neediest people in America. If you vote to repeal it, it will kick these people off of their plans, and prevent millions more from getting the health care they need and deserve.3
  • The Affordable Care Act protects guaranteed coverage for life-saving cervical and breast cancer screenings, comprehensive maternity care and domestic violence screenings, and birth control. If you vote to repeal it, insurance companies looking to make a buck will stop offering policies covering these vital health care services, which tens of millions of women rely on.4
  • The Affordable Care Act provides important consumer affordability protections, like requiring insurance companies to cover a certain percentage of out of pocket expenses, and a ban on lifetime or annual "caps" on coverage. If you vote to repeal it, it will literally throw families into bankruptcy.5
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3. Medicaid’s Role for Women, Kaiser Family Foundation, June 22, 2017
4. Summary of the Affordable Care Act, Kaiser Family Foundation, April 25, 2013
Preventive care benefits for women,, accessed July 18, 2017
5. Ibid.

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