Happy Fourth of July!
)Like a zombie out of a horror movie, “Trumpcare” has been resurrected. Republicans are determined to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This time, states will be able to waive the “essential health benefits” provision. Maternity care? Emergency services? Mental health issues? No longer provided for. People with pre-existing conditions will be charged far higher for insurance, essentially pricing them out of the market. Finally, the elderly will become a cash cow for insurance companies.
Republican lawmakers recognize that the plan is a disaster: Congress and their family members would be exempted from the repeal.
If Trumpcare passes, millions of Americans will lose their health insurance. Jimmy Kimmel has made a heartfelt plea for why people like his son, who was born last week with a congenital heart defect, should not be denied healthcare. That's what is at stake here: By fighting for the ACA, you can help save millions of lives.
Now is the time to act! Here’s a message you can share with your representatives:
“Hello, my name is _______. I’m contacting Senator/ Representative _______ to urge her to vote against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The new GOP bill will take away healthcare from the people who need it the most, including pregnant women, the elderly and individuals with pre-existing conditions. Thank you for your time.”
HOW TO CALL:
The Capitol Hill switchboard number is 202-224-3121. It has an automated system to get you to your Representative or Senator. If you can't get through you can call the district office (http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/). The link will also help you find their email address.
Taking action doesn't have to be complicated! Calling a U.S. number from abroad is simple and inexpensive. If you have a Skype account, you can buy a small amount of credit and call directly from your cell phone or computer. You're not too small to make a difference! BE A MOSQUITO!
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