Take Action to Stop Graham-Cassidy from Devastating Our Health Care

September 22, 2017

~ An important message from our colleagues at Families USA about the Graham-Cassidy Bill ~

The Senate may vote as early as next Wednesday on the last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. We didn’t expect them to get this close and we have only a few days to stop them.

This weekend, senators are in their home states for a “mini-recess.” When they return on Monday, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill with a possible floor vote on Wednesday.

Join events this weekend and contact your senators urging them to oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill that would repeal health care for millions. 

Take action to stop Graham-Cassidy from devastating our health care

We don’t have much time to stop this. Here are 4 steps that you can take to prevent the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill from passing.

1. Call your senator at 866-426-2631. Urge your senator to publicly oppose the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. Tell your senator to oppose any bill that cuts or caps Medicaid and waives protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

2. Attend events in your state: View our event list to find a health care rally or forum near you. Give your members of Congress a concrete way to see that you and your community will not stand for health care being ripped away from millions.

3. Email your senator: Use our tool to email your senator directly to oppose repeal legislation.

4. Tweet at your senators: Tag your senators on Twitter and urge them to reject the Graham-Cassidy legislation.

Talking points on the damage Graham-Cassidy would cause

The Graham-Cassidy bill, like previous bills to repeal health care that were already rejected this summer in the Senate, would have a devastating impact on America’s families. Specifically, Graham-Cassidy would:

  • Cause more than 30 million people to lose their health insurance 

  • Make devastating cuts to the expanded Medicaid program. Under Graham-Cassidy, the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion would end altogether by 2027, throwing millions of people off their coverage.

  • Cap funding for the traditional Medicaid program, which provides vital care to seniors, children, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable populations. 

  • Cut funding for the financial assistance that helps people purchase insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces.

  • Allow states to eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions and to end the requirements that insurers cover a set of essential health benefits like prescription drugs, maternity care, and mental health care.

Click here for more details on Graham-Cassidy.

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