Daily Call To Action: September 25th, 2017

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Daily Call To Action: September 25th, 2017

The Call: #ProtectOurCare #GrahamCassidy #SaveACA

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) are keeping up the pressure push through their ACA repeal and replace bill before the September 30 deadline, introducing a revised text late Sunday with “sweeteners” for key Senate holdouts.

The bill remains even worse than the last Trumpcare bill, slashing Medicaid and ending federal subsidies for premiums. Despite Cassidy and Trump claiming the bill would protect people with pre-existing conditions, health care analysts say Jimmy Kimmel is right that it does not, and would also allow caps on coverage.

The AMA, AARP, American Cancer Society, Heart Association, March of Dimes and virtually all patient advocacy groups have lined up against Graham-Cassidy.

Republicans plan to vote with only a preliminary CBO score, which won’t address how many will lose coverage. Additionally, they are holding only a sham hearing to provide a fig leaf of “regular process.”

It is important to contact your House member in addition to your Senators. If the Senate passes the bill, it is expected the House will be asked to pass it “as is” before the September 30th deadline. Some Republican representatives who voted for the first Trumpcare bill have serious concerns about Graham-Cassidy.

We need an overwhelming number of calls, letters and pressure on our members of Congress to defeat Trumpcare once and for all. The bill is a potential death sentence for sick and vulnerable Americans. Voting on the bill without a full CBO score and full hearing is reckless. Instead, Congress should pass a bipartisan bill to stabilize the exchanges and repair the ACA.

Your Action

Call and write to your three members of Congress and tell them to vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal and replace bill and to support the bipartisan effort to stabilize the ACA exchanges.

Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
  • [IMPORTANT] Describe how the repeal of the ACA would personally impact you, your friends or family.
  • [Democrat MoC’s] The Graham-Cassidy bill is a potential death sentence for sick and vulnerable Americans. Please use every tactic available to defeat the bill.
  • [Republican MoC’s] Graham-Cassidy is even worse than the BCRA. It destroys Medicaid as we know it, guts protections for people with pre-existing conditions and is a potential death sentence for sick and vulnerable Americans.
  • [Republican MoC’s] It is reckless and immoral to ram through such profound changes without regular process and a full CBO score. It is wrong for America and its values.
  • It’s time to support a bipartisan effort to stabilize the ACA exchanges and mandate outreach in order to prevent spikes in premiums and lapses in coverage.

Enter Your Address for Congressional Contact Info

ex: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500


Daily Call To Action: September 22nd, 2017

The Call: #ProtectOurCare #GrahamCassidy #SaveACA

The Republicans have until September 30 to repeal and replace Obamacare with 51 votes. If a plan is approved, it will go the House for a vote before that date. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced their last ditch attempt at repeal last week and are within a couple votes.

The bill is even worse than the last Trumpcare bill, slashing Medicaid and ending federal subsidies for premiums. Despite Cassidy and Trump claiming the bill would protect people with pre-existing conditions, health care analysts say Jimmy Kimmel is right. The bill does not safeguard protections for pre-existing conditions and it would also allow caps on coverage.

The AMA, AARP, American Cancer Society, Heart Association, March of Dimes and virtually all patient advocacy groups have line up against Graham Cassidy.

Republicans plan to vote with only a preliminary CBO score, which won’t address how many will lose coverage, and will only hold a sham hearing to provide a fig leaf of “regular process.”

It is important to contact your House member in addition to your senators. If the Senate passes the bill, it is expected the House will be asked to pass it “as is” before the September 30th deadline. And, some Republican representatives who voted for the first Trumpcare bill have serious concerns about Graham-Cassidy.

We need an overwhelming number of calls, letters and pressure on our members of Congress to defeat Trumpcare once and for all. The bill is a potential death sentence for sick and vulnerable Americans. Voting on the bill without a full CBO score and full hearing is reckless. Instead, Congress should pass a bipartisan bill to stabilize the exchanges and repair the ACA.
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Daily Call To Action: September 20th-21st, 2017

The Call: #ProtectOurCare #GrahamCassidy #SaveACA

The Republicans have until September 30th to repeal and replace Obamacare with 51 votes. If a plan is approved, it will go the House for a vote before that date. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced their last ditch attempt at repeal last week and it is gaining momentum.

The bill is even worse than the last Trumpcare, slashing Medicaid and ending federal subsidies for premiums. The bill also gives states the authority to allow insurers to charge prohibitive premiums to people with pre-existing conditions.

In trying to beat the September 30th deadline to repeal the ACA with only 51 votes, Republicans would have to vote with only a preliminary CBO score, with no estimates of how many will lose coverage, premiums or effect on the deficit. To address concerns about “regular process” raised by Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the Senate Republicans have scheduled a sham hearing before the Homeland Security committee, which has nothing to do with healthcare.

It is important to contact both your House member as, if the Senate passes the bill, it is expected the House will be asked to pass it “as is” before the September 30th deadline. Some Republican representatives who voted for the first Trumpcare bill have serious concerns about Graham-Cassidy.

We need an overwhelming number of calls, letters and pressure on our members of Congress to defeat Trumpcare once and for all. The bill is a potential death sentence for sick and vulnerable Americans. Voting on the bill without a full CBO score and full hearing is reckless. Instead, Congress should pass a bipartisan bill to stabilize the exchanges and repair the ACA.
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Daily Call To Action: September 18th-19th, 2017

The Call:  #ProtectOurCare #GrahamCassidy #SaveACA

The Republicans have until September 30th to repeal and replace Obamacare with 50 votes.  Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced their last ditch attempt at repeal last week and it is getting traction.

The bill is even worse than the last Trumpcare bill, slashing Medicaid and ending federal subsidies for premiums. The bill also gives state the authority to allow insurers to charge prohibitive premiums to people with preexisting conditions.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sounded the alarm on Friday.

We need an overwhelming number of calls, letters and pressure on our members of Congress to defeat Trumpcare once and for all. The bill is a potential death sentence for sick and vulnerable Americans. Instead, Congress should pass a bipartisan bill to stabilize the exchanges and repair the ACA.
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Daily Call To Action: September 15th, 2017

The Call –#DreamAct #DefendDREAMers #Dreamers

Trump’s termination of President Obama’s DACA executive order, with a 6 month delay, has thrown the Dreamers and their families’ lives into turmoil. Although Trump has since waffled, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) say Trump agreed to back legislation protecting the Dreamers that would not include a wall.   This was greeted with enormous blowback by Trump’s base. However, some Republicans are showing interest in protecting the Dreamers.

Large majorities of American voters, including a majority of Trump voters, favor protecting the Dreamers. Leaving them subject to deportation would have devastating economic impact.

A key issue will be what, if any additional “border control” protections Republicans try to impose as part of a deal. The Koch-backed Cato Institute has “scored” the Dream Act, along with various proposed anti-immigrant measures, and concluded that there is a powerful economic case in favor of a clean Dream Act.

Ending DACA and leaving the Dreamers subject to deportation is not only a cruel betrayal of young people raised as Americans, but is also terrible for the US economy. Congress must pass the Dream Act, without any conditions.
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