The Affordable Care Act Repeal is Happening--CALL NOW
Republicans unveiled their “plan” to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act, and it is so bad that the American Medical Association, the AARP, the American Hospital Association, and scores of major organizations that provide healthcare to Americans have come out against it.
Basic economics says that costs will rise for everyone but the very rich under this proposal. Those with insurance through their employer will also be affected. The legislation was hastily cobbled together in the last few weeks and jammed through a second house committee vote at 4am on Thursday morning.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not analyzed the new proposal yet, which means committees have been working without an estimate of how many people would stand to gain or lose coverage and how much repeal-and-replace would cost. This is not the way government should work.
Act now. The repeal of the ACA is a campaign promise and Republicans are doggedly determined to deliver on their disastrous plan whose primary beneficiaries are—you guessed it, the rich, who would pay even less for healthcare.
1. CALL 844-6-RESIST and tell your Senators and Representatives to vote against the Republican American Healthcare Act; the votes are set to take place in the next couple of weeks.
When you dial the above number you will be automatically connected to your representatives sequentially--no need to redial. Ask them to speak out and demand that the votes be delayed until the CBO completes and releases its analysis.
2. SUBMIT a personal story. If you have a personal story about how you have been impacted by the ACA, share it. You can submit it in writing HERE and HERE after your phone call.
USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib, of course)
Hi, my name is and I’m calling from . I am extremely concerned about the newly-released Republican plan to repeal the ACA. I urge Rep/Senator to do everything in his/her power to defend the ACA and to denounce the new plan, and I sincerely hope that Senator/Rep will call for any committee votes on the new plan to be delayed until the CBO has completed its analysis.