Tuesday, September 19, 2017

URGENT calls needed: Tell Sens. McCain and Flake to protect our care

Cruel and craven Republicans are trying to gut our health care again. Trumpcare is back, and we must act now to stop it. Call Sens. McCain and Flake and demand that they block the Graham-Cassidy bill now.
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Graham-Cassidy would roll back Medicaid expansion, end protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and cut funding to Planned Parenthood.Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Trump Republicans have not given up their quest to gut our health care. Right-wing Republicans just introduced a so-called compromise bill, known as Graham-Cassidy, to win over the moderate wing of their party. But make no mistake, their latest proposal is just as cruel and heartless as the Trumpcare bills that came before it.

After three failed attempts to advance Trumpcare, Mitch McConnell is so desperate for a win on health care that he is now trying to ram through the Graham-Cassidy bill by Sept. 30 to avoid a democratic filibuster and the public scrutiny of the bill’s dangerous impact.2 Sens. McCain and Flake could cast the deciding vote that stops this dangerous bill. Can you call today to make sure they does the right thing?
Republicans are using the same old dirty tricks to advance this latest version of Trumpcare. Once again, they are pushing through a secretive bill to steal health care from millions of people that they drafted behind closed doors and with no time for public hearings, constituent input or amendments.
The Graham-Cassidy bill would:
  • End employer-provided health coverage for many Americans.
  • Eliminate subsidies that help middle- and low-income people purchase health plans.
  • Dramatically cut funding to support states’ Medicaid costs, an attack that could leave millions of people with disabilities and low-income families without health coverage.
  • Give states the power to remove more expensive health services like maternity care from the list of essential benefits that insurance providers are required to cover.
  • Allow insurance providers to charge more and reduce the quality of care for people with pre-existing conditions.
  • Freeze Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood.
  • Increase health care premiums for seniors.3,4,5,6
Senate Republicans claim they are just a few votes short of repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with Graham-Cassidy, which is why we must speak out now.7 Together, we have stopped Trumpcare three times before – we can stop it again.
Tell Sens. McCain and Flake: Do everything in your power to protect our health care. Block the dangerous Graham-Cassidy bill. Click on the link below for a script and the number to call.
- Nicole Regalado, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets
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  1. Sarah Kliff, “Cassidy-Graham: The last GOP health plan left standing, explained,” Vox, Sept. 13, 2017.
  2. Dylan Scott, “Senate Republicans claim they are a few votes away from repealing Obamacare,” Vox, Sept 15, 2017.
  3. Kim Soffen, “There’s one Obamacare repeal bill left standing. Here’s what’s in it.,” The Washington Post, Sept. 6, 2017.
  4. Scott, “Senate Republicans claim they are a few votes away from repealing Obamacare.”
  5. Kliff, “Cassidy-Graham: The last GOP health plan left standing, explained.”
  6. Jennifer Haberkorn, “Graham, Cassidy unveil last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill,” Politico, Sept. 13, 2017.
  7. Dan Mangan, “Senator says Obamacare repeal bill close to enough votes to pass, but there's reason to be skeptical,” CNBC, Sept. 15, 2017.

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