LET'S GET TO WORK: Civic action to-do list for 9-25-17
3. Healthcare Under Threat
The Graham-Cassidy bill allows states to increase premiums for any pre-existing condition – including pregnancy, cancer, or even physical and mental health issues resulting from abuse, rape, or assault. Millions of Americans will be forced off Medicaid and millions more will see premium and out-of-pocket costs increase drastically.
Call your Senators and tell them that forcing through a piece of legislation that will devastate access to healthcare is not the answer!
As of now, the following Senators are undecided. If you live in one of these states, call NOW and tell them to vote NO! – Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Mike Lee (R-AZ), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), David Perdue (R-GA), Todd Young (R-IN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rob Portman (R-OH), James Lankford (R-OK), Pat Toomey (R-RI), John Thune (R-SD), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Bob Corker (R-TN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
2. State Buy-Offs
Rather than work in a bipartisan manner to improve access to healthcare, the Senate Majority is trying to pass a cruel piece of partisan legislation by providing minor additional funding to Alaska, Arizona, and Maine in order to influence the votes of key senators. Healthcare is a fundamental right, and all Americans deserve equal access.
1. Opportunity for Bipartisan Action
For weeks the chair and ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee have been working on a bipartisan solution to stabilize the insurance markets across the country that would result in greater competition between insurance companies and reduced premiums for individuals in the marketplace. The Senate should listen to Senator John McCain’s reasons for opposing Graham-Cassidy, and work together.
And for you...
We were deeply moved by this video created by the NFL and salute the players, who use their platforms to speak out against violence and the owners and coaches, who stand with them in unity.