~ Sharing this Call to Action from our colleagues at the National Council for Behavioral Health ~
Send a Letter to Congress Today!
Congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are underway on Capitol Hill and now is the time to make noise. A big thank you to those of you who have met with or plan to meet with your legislators! Now, join us in a letter-writing campaign to educate lawmakers on why protecting Medicaid is critically important to our community.
Call to Action: Write a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which would cost millions of Americans access to coverage through the Medicaid expansion (among other harmful changes).
Taking action is easy:
Personalize the letter with information about your organization, who you serve, and why the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion are crucial to your clients. Feel free to modify the letter in any way to make it your own! (Not a health care provider? Use this template letter instead).
Download the 2017 Health Staffer Directory. Search by your state or Congressional District to find both of your Senators and your Representative. Email each office a separate copy of your personalized letter.
Your Ask: Preserve Medicaid expansion and protect Medicaid from block grant or per-capita cap reforms.
Did your state not expand Medicaid under the ACA? That is okay – we still need you to take action! The repeal of the Medicaid expansion is simply the first salvo in a series of attacks on Medicaid that could result in massive reductions to the federal share of Medicaid. The more noise we make now, the better our chances of delaying or stopping future Medicaid cuts. Take action now to demonstrate the bipartisan and wide-ranging support Americans have for Medicaid!
Thank you for your hard work and advocacy. Together, we’ll bring the message of a strong safety net to Washington!
Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Practice Improvement
National Council for Behavioral Health