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VOTE TODAY: Call now to stop the health care bill

By Amelia Kegan, July 25, 2017


The Senate is voting TODAY on moving forward to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid by hundreds of billions of dollars.

Act now: Call your senators

Call your senators and urge them to vote NO on the motion to proceed. It doesn’t matter how they amend the legislation, the underlying proposals are so devastating that it cannot be fixed.

  • All proposals, whether the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), or any of their revised versions leave at least 20 million more people uninsured, cut Medicaid by at least $750 billion, end the Medicaid expansion, and end the Medicaid program as we know it.

  • The proposal to repeal the ACA without a replacement leaves 32 million more people uninsured, cuts Medicaid by hundreds of billions of dollars, and would throw the insurance markets into chaos.

It doesn’t matter what proposal the Senate brings up—all are bad policy with devastating impacts on millions of people across the country.

If the motion to proceed passes, the Senate will move into 20 hours of debate followed by unlimited amendments. There will be intense negotiating and horse trading going on.

The base bill will still include hundreds of billions of dollars in Medicaid cuts and huge increases in the number of uninsured individuals.

Call your senators and urge them not to move forward with any of these proposals. Instead, urge Senators NAME and NAME to take a bipartisan approach to address the real issues with America’s health care system, primarily market instability and affordability. Huge Medicaid cuts should not be part of the proposal.

Call your senators RIGHT NOW to stop this plan in its tracks.

Health care is a fifth of our country’s economy, and the Senate is planning to give it just 20 hours of debate. The consequences of this vote – for our lives and our economy – are just too high.

Sincerely,

Amelia Kegan

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.