Call to Action : Women's Healthcare at risk!

Democrats Abroad Action Team UK has launched  a series of actions on Health Care. 

As you know, the American Health Care Act (or Trumpcare) could cause 23 million people to lose their health insurance.
Health insurance costs will rise for the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.

Women will lose their contraception coverage. Medicaid would be gutted. In an effort to bypass the criticisms of the bill, Senator McConnell has invoked Rule XIV, a fast track procedural step that moves the bill directly to the floor of the Senate without committee hearings.  

This bill must be stopped.

We are asking you to call your Senators and urge them to vote against the AHCA.

Never called your Member of Congress? We have you covered.

Here are two scripts you can use. 

Share your story and let your Senators know how the repeal of the Affordable Care Act will affect you or your family.

 

If your Senator supports repealing the Affordable Care Act or is on the fence:

 Hello,

 My name is [your name] and I am a constituent of Senator [Senator’s name].

I am calling to ask that the Senator oppose the ACHA and any healthcare bill that contains similar provisions. 

  • Repealing the Affordable Care Act will disproportionally impact women, particularly low to moderate income women and women of color. 
  • The repeal bill would eliminate critical protections in the Affordable Care Act that prohibit discrimination against women in the provision of health care. 
  • Insurers would no longer be required to provide women coverage for services such as maternity care and they would be allowed to charge women more that coverage if they do offer it. 
  • And it will erode women’s access to reproductive healthcare by dismantling no-copay birth control and defunding the organizations that provide this care.

 Healthcare is key to women’s well-being and economic stability. 

I urge the Senator to stand up for [his/her] female constituents and oppose any repeal bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act.

  Thank you.

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If your Senator opposes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act:

 Hello, 

My name is [your name] and I am a constituent of Senator [Senator’s name].

I am calling to thank the Senator for opposing the ACHA and any healthcare bill that contains similar provisions. 

  • As the Senator is aware, repealing the Affordable Care Act will disproportionally impact women, particularly low to moderate income women and women of color. 
  • It would allow insurers to discriminate against women, deny them health coverage based on “pre-existing conditions”, and make insurance more expensive for women. 
  • And it will erode women’s access to reproductive healthcare by dismantling no-copay birth control and defunding the organizations that provide this care.
  • I want to thank the Senator for standing up for [his/her] female constituents and opposing any repeal bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act. 

Please urge the Senator to ask [his/her] colleagues to do the same.

 

Thank you.

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