Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

Posted on 14. Jul, 2017 by in News

  Take Action Now on Senate Health Ce Bill

 

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The Senate released their updated

version of the Better Care

Reconciliation Act (PDF) yesterday,

and all of our concerns remain

the same. Read the Senate summary

(PDF). The new version will still cut 

Medicaid by $772 billion, with an

even more restrictive growth rate

and deeper cuts starting in 2025.


Fifteen million people will lose Medicaid.

The bill also still eliminates the enhanced match

for the Community First Choice Option, removes

protections for people with pre-existing conditions,

and allows waivers to eliminate essential health

benefits, on top of adding a new provision to

create separate insurance products for people

with higher and lower health needs.

This new version of the bill has

made NO improvements.

Despite that, we’re hearing that Republicans

who were undecided or even opposed to the

previous version of the bill are now leaning

toward voting YES. Republicans are reportedly

becoming more unified around this new

version, and we cannot let that happen!

The vote is expected to take place

next week.

That means that we have less than one week to

fight this dangerous bill, and every single day

counts. We need to make sure our Senators

understand how dangerous this bill is for

their constituents with disabilities. We need

them to understand that we are literally

fighting for our lives. And we have less than

one week to make sure they hear us.

Take Action!

  • Call your Senators by dialing the Capitol
  • Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
  • Use Resistbot to have your texts turned
  • into faxes, mail, or hand-delivered letters.
  • Use faxzero.com to fax your Senators for free.
  • Find your Senator’s email address, Twitter
  • handle, and other information through
  • Contacting Congress.
  • Please NCIL’s previous alert for additional
  • ways to take action. Every single one of us
  • needs to keep the pressure on our Senators!
  • Call often, send emails, keep protesting, and
  • Tweet at GOP Senators; take action in every way you can!

* Priority Senators

We encourage everyone to reach out to their

Republican Senators, but we have compiled a

list of top priority Senators, including phone

numbers for all of their offices, fax numbers,

Twitter handles, and contact pages, as well as

information for their healthcare staffers. Please

utilize as many of these options as possible! If

these are not your Senators, please make sure

to reach out to everyone you know in their states!

See list of priority Senators and their contact information.

Action Alert provided by the National Council on Independent Living