June 18, 2017
Seniors’ Health Care Is At Risk Again
Last week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fast tracked consideration of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act which will place seniors’ health care at risk again. The Senate will bypass the committee process and won’t release the final draft legislation to the public.
We have very little time to try and stop this legislation; the full Senate is expected to vote on the repeal bill the week of June 26, 2017.
Senator Mitch McConnell last week invoked “Rule 14”, which put the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on a fast track. Rule 14 means that there will be NO Senate committee hearings and the leadership has said they will NOT release a draft to the public until after the Congressional Budget Office has scored the bill.
The best estimate is that the bill language and a vote will happen the week of June 26, 2017.
The time to mobilize and resist this action is now!
National Call-in Day to Stop the American Health Care Act-
June 22, 2017 • 1-866-828-4162 Urge Your Senators to Vote No on the AHCA!
The media is reporting that there is little opposition to the AHCA and that Senators are not hearing from angry constituents. We need the Capital switchboard to light up! The telephone number, 1-866-828-4162, works now, so we can start calling Senators. And share this number with your friends and family, especially if they have a Republican Senator. Even if you make contact today, please call in again on June 22 for maximum effect and continue to call until the end of the session. We want to exceed our previous 14,000 calls that the ARA generated on the last day of action.
No Age Tax – Americans 50-64 Will Pay 5 Times More for coverage.
AHCA ends health care for 23 million Americans – including seniors, children and people with disabilities.
It raids the Medicare Trust Fund.
One more way to reach Senators is to write a letter to the editor. Here are five sample ‘LTE’ letters to choose from that can be easily personalized and sent to your local newspaper:
Medicaid Generic Letter #1 LTE Medicaid Generic Letter #2 LTE Medicaid Generic Letter #3 LTE Medicaid Generic Letter #4 LTE Medicaid Generic Letter #5