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Still 22 Million People at Risk

By Amelia Kegan, June 27, 2017

On June 27, Senate leadership said they would postpone the scheduled health care vote. This is a huge victory, but it's not over yet. Keep contacting your senators. Tell them to take Medicaid off the table.

We're still holding an interfaith vigil on the Capitol lawn to tell Congress that the faith community is watching.

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Original 6/26/2017:

This is an emergency. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office just estimated that 22 million people will lose their health insurance under the Senate's health care bill. But the vote coming up as early as Thursday will still be incredibly close.

Many senators said they wouldn't pass the House health care bill, but with 22 million people losing health insurance, it's clear: This is the same bad bill. And while Senate leadership might make small changes to appease senators, these changes will just be window dressing. It will still end Medicaid as we know it. Amendments can't fix this bill.

Here's what you can do to stop it:

This work right now is crucially important -- and it's happening all over the country. FCNL's Diane Randall is in Portland, ME this week for an interfaith town hall. Our partners in the faith community are holding events in Nevada, Arizona, West Virginia, and Ohio. We're participating in an interfaith vigil on Wednesday and Thursday at the Capitol.

And we're hearing from many of you that you're meeting with your members of Congress, writing letters to the editor, and making phone calls. Our work together is the only way we'll be able to stop this deadly legislation.

Even if you've called already, can you call again today?

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Amelia Kegan

  • Legislative Director, Domestic Policy

Amelia Kegan leads the domestic policy team's work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia worked at a variety of other national non-profits in D.C. and Chicago, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy.